The prayer in the burial service, as in the Communion service, contained distinct intercessions for the departed; and a form of Holy Communion was provided for use at funerals with proper introit, collect, epistle and gospel.
The old earl of Bedford offered £50,000 or £10o,000, and Monmouth, Legge, Lady Ranelagh, and Rochester added their intercessions.
Through thine intercessions thou dost destroy the snares of our enemies.
Whilst you are leading the intercessions, you are leading God's people in prayer, rather than praying on their behalf.
As to the belief in the efficacy of the prayers of the saints for those still living on earth, and similarly in the efficacy of the prayers addressed to the saints, St Cyril of Jerusalem indicates in the following words the advantages of the commemoration of the saints: "Then we make mention also of those who have fallen asleep before us, first of patriarchs, prophets, apostles, martyrs, that God would at theirs prayers and intercessions receive our supplication" (Cat.
In secret he gave himself up to ceaseless prayer; in public he threw himself at the brethren's feet to entreat their intercessions.
Thrice blessed disciple of our great father Aidan, forever we shall call upon thine intercessions.
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