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The short answer is that we should not intercede for others. Instead we should pray for them.
Romans 8:26 tells us that the Spirit intercedes:

Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us[a] with groanings which cannot be uttered.

A few verses later, we learn that Christ intercedes:

Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

Consider Ephesians 6:18

praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—

Oxford dictionary describes intercession, “to intervene on behalf of another”.

Intercession implies acting as an intermediary between either a person and God or a person and the enemy. We contend we do not have the authority to intercede, nor is it our place to do so.

We do have verses like 1 John 5:16 that indicate we should pray forgiveness for others. However, this is the act of praying for others, not interceding (speaking on their behalf).

So then, how should we pray for others?

Here is an example of how to pray for others.

God, I pray that you come in power in this persons life and bring your healing and forgiveness. Lord, I pray that you soften their heart and remove all deception from their mind so that they can perceive only your truth. Amen.

*All scriptures are NKJV.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The short answer is that we should not intercede for others. Instead we should pray for them.

Romans 8:26 tells us that the Spirit intercedes:

26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us[a] with groanings which cannot be uttered. 
A few verses later, we learn that Christ intercedes:
34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.
Consider Ephesians 6:18
praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— 
Oxford dictionary describes intercession, “to intervene on behalf of another”.
Intercession implies acting as an intermediary between either a person and God or a person and the enemy. We contend that it is not have the authority to intercede, nor is it our place to do so.
We do have verses like 1 John 5:16 that indicate we should pray forgiveness for others.  However, this is the act of praying for others, not interceding (speaking on their behalf).
So then, how should we pray for others?
Here is an example of how to pray for others.
God, I pray that you come in power in this persons life and bring your healing and forgiveness.  Lord, I pray that you soften their heart and remove all deception from their mind so that they can perceive only your truth. Amen.
*All scriptures are NKJV.

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