The Bible is such an amazing guide for life that not only provides instructions but also healing and comfort.
Today I want to ask you, has Jesus prayed for you?
Sounds strange doesn’t it? After all, we pray to HIM.
But in John 17:20-26, we note that Jesus says a very powerful prayer for all believers:
““My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.””
So, did Jesus pray for you? If you are a believer and follower of Christ then your answer would be YES!
We serve an amazing and awesome God who hundreds of years ago said a prayer for you and I as believers of Christ.
Jesus prayed for us to be unified as believers. That we would shine his light and glory on the world so that they would also believe. That we are loved. That Jesus is with us always and we will be with HIM in eternity. That we would see Christ glory.
As I read that prayer I not only felt the compassion of Christ but HIS love for us.
How can I not serve, obey, trust, depend, surrender and love HIM for all HE has done for a wretched sinner like me.
I want to daily live that prayer that Jesus prayed for you and I. How about you?
Thought: Are you a believer? If not, seek Christ and accept HIM as your Lord and Savior today (Romans 10:9-10). If you are a believer, do your words, actions and heart truthfully display to the world that you are a believer of Christ? Seek Christ.
Prayer: Abba Father, forgive us. The suffering and sacrifice that Christ made on the cross we can never repay. May we as believers stamp this prayer on our hearts and live our lives glorifying and honoring your Holy name in unity. In Jesus name. Amen
God’s grace, mercy and peace to you.