Christ the Prayer Warrior

Christ the Prayer Warrior

Christ the Prayer Warrior and Great Intercessor – The Son Bends the Ear of the Father Through the Spirit.

“The prayer of intercession means uniting ourselves through faith with Christ who was raised from the dead and who lives forever to intercede for the world.” (R. Cantalamessa, Life in Christ).

  1. “There must be Someone in heaven who knows the truth about me; in highest heaven, some Attorney who can clear my name – my Champion, my Friend, while I’m weeping my eyes out before God. I appeal to the One who represents mortals before God as a neighbor stands up for a neighbor.” (Job 16:18-22)
  2. “The heartfelt prayer of someone upright works very powerfully.” (James 5:16)
  3. “Who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us – who was raised to life for us! – is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way!” (Romans 8:33-35)
  4. “My children, I am writing this to prevent you from sinning; but if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the upright.” (1 John 2:1)
  5. “It is not as though Christ had entered a man-made sanctuary which was merely a model of the real one; he entered heaven itself, so that he now appears in the presence of God on our behalf.” (Hebrews 9:24)
  6. “By his knowledge, the upright one, my servant will justify many by taking their guilt on himself. Hence I shall give him a portion with the many, and he will share the booty with the mighty, for having exposed himself to death and for being counted as one of the rebellious, whereas he was bearing the sin of many and interceding for the rebellious.” (Isaiah 53:11-12)
  7. “The former priests were many in number, because death put an end to each one of them; but this One, because he remains for ever, has a perpetual priesthood. It follows then, that his power to save those who come to God through him is absolute, since he lives for ever to intercede for them.” (Hebrews 7:23-25)

“Our Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, is he who prays for us, who prays in us and who is prayed to by us. He prays for us as our Priest; he prays in us as our Head; and is prayed to by us as our God. Let us, therefore, recognize in him our voice, and his voice in us.”  (St. Augustine, On the Psalms, as quoted in Life in Christ, above)

One Reply to “Christ the Prayer Warrior”

  1. This means a lot to an attorney. Especially knowing that Jesus as Advocate is unequalled , and that the Judge hearing my case has admitted into evidence not only my sin but the efficacious blood of His Son.