Malta Minute with the Catechism: Intercessory Prayer

  • Program #: 228
  • Description: What do we mean by intercessory prayer? The Catholic Catechism defines intercessory prayer as “asking on behalf of another”. It is a prayer attuned to God’s mercy”. It is a prayer of petition that leads us to pray as Jesus did. Jesus is the one intercessor with the Father on behalf of ALL mankind, especially sinners, because, says the Catechism, Jesus is able for all time to “save the souls who draw near to God through Him.” Jesus lives to make intercession for for such souls. When one prays intercessory prayer, he or she is looking out not just for one’s own interests, but for the interests of others, even for the one’s enemies. The intercession of Christians, recognizes no boundaries, says the Catechism. Prayers are extended for all men, for Kings or for persecutors and even for the salvation of those who reject the Gospel. This is Peggy Stanton,and this has been the Order of Malta’s Minute with the Catechism.

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