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intercession

1. the act of interceding or offering petitionary prayer to God on behalf of others
2. such petitionary prayer
3. Roman history the interposing of a veto by a tribune or other magistrate
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Thus, we again conclude that scientists interested in the effects of prayer on health should turn their attention away from studies of distant intercessory prayer and instead should focus on those areas where the effects of prayer may be conceptualized in terms of naturally occurring mechanisms that are within the domain of study of several branches of science, including psychology, biology, physiology, and medicine [.
He also gave examples of intercessory prayers that plead the promises of God.
Her penultimate chapter deftly examines why this evolving and optimistic idea of temporary correction and intercessory prayer as a mitigator served its age so well.
The researchers used an audiometer and vision charts to evaluate 14 rural Mozambican subjects who reported impaired hearing and 11 who reported impaired vision, both before and after the subjects received proximal intercessory prayer (PIP).
On the contrary, experiences of intercessory prayer (41.
Granted, Antonio makes no mention of prayer, but intercessory prayer is on the minds of the other men in the courtroom.
Cardiac patients who received intercessory prayer in addition to coronary stenting appeared to recover better than those treated with standard stenting therapy alone, according to researchers.
Ford describes the key components as including: intercessory prayer visionary leadership inspirational retreats interfaith communities volunteer and mentoring programs.
Richard of Chichester Church, its women's guild and intercessory prayer group.
We shall see that recent scientific studies have shown the effectiveness of intercessory prayer in the healing process.
Fr Naickomparambil's retreat in India draws anywhere between 100,000 to 300,000 and even the intercessory prayer groups are attended by an average of 50,000 who meet every Saturday.