I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. John 17:20 (NLT)
Last night in Bible Study, we did a study of all the ways/times Jesus prayed. If you’ve never done that, I highly recommend it. It reminded me that he prayed is all types of situations, for all types of people, including himself. Jesus is our example in everything.
One of the things I especially liked was today’s verse. In John 17 Jesus is praying. He’s talking to God, pouring out his heart, and guess what is on his mind? Us. You and me! He says “I am praying for all who will ever believe in me.” That’s us!
And guess what? He still is praying for us.
Romans 8:24 says “Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.”
And Hebrews 7:25 says “Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.”
This Jesus, our Jesus has lifted us up in prayer and is still lifting us up to the Father.
There is something wonderful about knowing that someone is praying for you. If you can give that gift to someone, I encourage you to do so. Praying for someone is like wrapping a warm blanket around them. But know this, you are being prayed for as well. Jesus is wrapping his arms around you and lifting you up. He’s interceding for you. Why? Because he loves you. Always has. Always will.