Because it is stated so clearly in Scripture, particularly in the book of Hebrews, most believers know that Christ Himself prays for us. He is our intercessor. Christ is our high priest, resurrected from the dead and seated at God’s right hand, who “always lives to make intercession for us” (Hebrews 7:25). We should take great comfort in knowing that we are in union with an external intercessor seated in the heavens who represents us faithfully to our Father, sympathizing with us in our weakness because he was made like us in every way except for sin. Knowing this experientially encourages us in prayer.
Yet further encouragement should come knowing we have an internal intercessor as well. Jesus said he would send “another Helper (or Comforter) to be with you forever” (John 14:16). The Holy Spirit dwells within the people of God, and one of his great ministries is that of intercession.