Chapter 2 – Intercessory Prayer


Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Define intercessory prayer.
  • Explain the Biblical basis of the believer’s ministry as an intercessor.
  • Identify Jesus Christ as our model for intercession.
  • Explain how to intercede.
  • Explain why intercession is important.


In the last lesson you learned that intercession is praying for others. An intercessor is one who takes the place of another or pleads another’s case. When you pray this way, you are interceding:

“Intercession may be defined as holy, believing, persevering prayer whereby someone pleads with God on behalf of another or others who desperately need God’s intervention.” (Full Life Bible)

It is upon this type of prayer that the remainder of this manual focuses. In this lesson you will learn the Biblical basis of intercession and about our model for intercession, the Lord Jesus Christ. You will also learn how to do intercession and why it is an important ministry.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.