Q. What do you think of people “pleading the blood of Jesus” when they pray for someone else?
I’ve heard of people “pleading the blood of Jesus” in their prayers. But I don’t see this practice described or taught anywhere in the Bible. In fact, the Bible teaches that the blood of Jesus actually pleads for us. The book of Hebrews says that Jesus is “the mediator of a new covenant” and that his “sprinkled blood speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.” In other words, Jesus intercedes for us, and the merits of his blood shed on the cross help make that intercession even more effective. So I think that in prayer, rather than “pleading the blood of Jesus” for ourselves or others, we might tell God that we are trusting in Jesus’ intercession and in the better, more gracious word that his shed blood speaks on our behalf.