Jesus prayed for you…

Just hours before Jesus would be betrayed by Judas, denied 3 times by Peter and arrested, Jesus thought about you.

John 17 records what it sometimes called Jesus’ “High Priestly Prayer” because he interceded for his disciples and then for you and I who are believers.

Beginning in John 17 verse 20 Jesus prayed these words: “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”

Our unity with other Christians, our oneness with the Father and the Son, our perfect standing before the Father, and our certain destiny,  are answers to the prayers of Jesus  when He prayed for you.

Oh, by the way, the world will know God sent Jesus into the world as “The anointed one” (Christ) because we are one in Him.

Grace to you,
Royce Ogle

4 comments on “Jesus prayed for you…

  1. Yes, that ever evasive “unity.” May God bless us that we might taste a bit of it in our generation. First, we’ve got to accept Paul’s basis for unity–faith in Jesus. As soon as we alter Paul’s theology and understanding of the gospel, as soon as we make “faith plus” then we’ve destroyed the hope of unity. Faith, then unity, and then at the table we can discuss our differences like any healthy family.

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