"Prayer is to our soul what rain is to the soil. Fertilize the soil ever so
richly; it will remain barren unless fed by frequent rains."
St. John Mary Vianney
Intercessory prayer is prayer for others. An intercessor is one who takes the place of another or pleads another's case. One study Bible defines intercession as "holy, believing, persevering prayer whereby someone pleads with God on behalf of another or others who desperately need God's intervention."