Thursday, August 7, 2008

Jesus Prayed For YOU!

A study in John 17, Jesus' prayer before he was arrested shows us that Jesus not only prayed for the disciples He also prayed for those who would someday be saved by the teaching of the Gospel.

In verses 20-23 of John chapter 17 Jesus prayed for YOU blessed believer! He prayed: [emphasis mine]

John 17:20 "I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word;
John 17:21 that they may all be one; even 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 sent Me.
John 17:22 "The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one;
John 17:23 I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.

That's pretty awesome! In our day to day living we often get bogged down with the worries, deceptions, challenges of earthly living and we forget that the one who foreknew us, who knows every hair on our head prayed for us long before we ever existed!

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