Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
According to Dr. Watts, is the fourth part of prayer, and includes a desire of deliverance from evil, and a request of good things to be bestowed. On both these accounts petitions are to be offered up to God, not only for ourselves, but for our fellow-creatures also. This part of prayer is frequently called intercession.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Petition'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/p/petition.html. 1802.