- to pass between
- to meet with in behalf of one
- to come between
Jesus set the example of bearing another's burden, and then doing whatever He can to help (Isaiah 53:12). The Holy Spirit also intercedes on our behalf. Therefore, if Jesus and the Holy Spirit takes it upon themselves to pray for us - then how much more should we pray for others. And not just lighthearted "God bless him or her" but a deep prayer that is relevant to that person and what they are going through at the time. Like, "God, show him that nothing he does will ever make You love him less, or, reveal to him how he can forgive her", and so forth.
Make 1 Timothy 2:1-2 your personal mission. I know I am going to.
1 First of all, I encourage you to make petitions, prayers, intercessions, and prayers of thanks for all people, 2 for rulers, and for everyone who has authority over us. Pray for these people so that we can have a quiet and peaceful life always lived in a godly and reverent way.
Rather than just hoping that someone's situation will be better, be a part of their transformation by pleading and praying on their behalf! God will honour you and is pleased by His people taking a stand for the hurt.