Did you know that before Jesus died He prayed for us?! Yes, Jesus prayed for all the future people who would believe in Him! His prayers are still being answered in our time! That is pretty cool if you ask me!
Just moments before Jesus was betrayed by Judas and arrested in the olive grove, He prayed a mighty prayer for anyone who would believe in Him. His prayer is also a promise and the Lord always keeps His promises.
“Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations.
The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.”
So, what did Jesus pray before He was arrested to be crucified and slain to forgive the sins of the entire world? It is a mighty prayer and it echoes throughout eternity impacting our lives even today!
“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. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world 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.”
Amen Lord Jesus! There is a lot of power in that prayer and there are a lot of deep ways God answers that prayer…even today!
He prayed we would be one just like Him and the Father!
He prayed that we would be in Him and the Father, so the world would believe God sent Him!
He gave us His glory, and prayed we would be brought to complete unity, so the world would know God sent Him, and we would know God loves us just like He loves Him!
He prayed that we would be with Him where He is (up in Heaven) and see His glory!
He prayed that He will continue to make God known to us, so that the love God has for Him will be in us, and that even He will be in us!
Amen, Amen, and Amen to everything Jesus prayed for us! May it be so Lord Jesus and may Your will be done!
Grace and peace to you all!