Jesus prayed for us!

Scripture reading for November 15th: John 17

Key Scriptures: John 17:6-8 “”I have manifested Your Name to the people whom You gave Me out of the world. Yours they were, and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your Word. Now they know that everything that You have given Me is from You. For I have given them the Words that You gave Me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from You, and they have believed that You sent Me.””

Jesus concluded His time with His disciples, now minus Judas Iscariot, with this His longest recorded prayer. First, Jesus prayed for Himself, then for His present disciples, and finally for all who would believe as a result of their ministry and witness. He prayed to His Father, declaring the preaching of the Father’s Word and His disciples reception of that Word. He declared that His disciples knew the truth that He had come from the Father and was in the Father. He asked that His followers would be united as one with He and His Father that the whole world would know that Jesus was sent by His Father to be the Messiah, Savior of the world. His request to His Father that His followers would be with Him in heaven and behold His glory is inspiring! Amen!

John 17: 20-21 “”I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word, that they may all be one, just as You, Father are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You have sent Me.””

Faith confession and prayer: Father, thank You for Your Word to me and for sending Your Son Jesus to manifest Your Name and Word to those who would believe. Thank You for having Jesus pray for me that I would be with Him and see His glory. I believe Your Word and desire to be in unity with Your Church and with the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. May You use me to share these truths with the world of lost people You put me in contact with.

John 17:24 “”Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, may be with Me where I am, to see My glory that You have given Me before the foundation of the world.””

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