CIC 2636 The first Christian communities lived this form of fellowship intensely.1 Thus the Apostle Paul gives them a share in his ministry of preaching the Gospel2 but also intercedes for them.3 The intercession of Christians recognizes no boundaries: “for all men, for kings and all who are in high positions,” for persecutors, for the salvation of those who reject the Gospel.4

1 Cf. Acts 12:5; 20:36; 21:5; 2 Cor 9:14.
2 Cf. Eph 6:18-20; Col 4:3-4; 1 Thess 5:25.
3 Cf. 2 Thess 1:11; Col 1:3; Phil 1:3-4.
4 2 Tim 2:1; cf. Rom 12:14; 10:1.