Jesus sets the example for us as a king and as a priest. In Hebrews 3:1 He is called the Apostle and High Priest of our confession. In Hebrews 7:25 we see one of the functions that a priest performs. It says, " Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them."
Intercession means to entreat on behalf of another person, to intercede, fight for or protect another person. We are all called to be like Jesus. He wants us to pray and intercede for others. That practice should start in the home praying for your family first. Following 1 Timothy 2:1-4 we should then intercede for all men and kings in authority that we may lead a peaceful life because God desires that all men be saved.