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Jesus Prays for You

August 26, 2010
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Do you know someone who seems to have a direct line to God? Maybe her prayers are so full of praise and adoration, you instantly feel better when you hear her pray. Or maybe she’s the church prayer warrior–the go-to person when anyone has a request because everyone knows she will pray and keep praying. These people are a blessing (especially to those of us who sometimes struggle to find the “right words”).

I believe there is no more precious prayer that has been prayed over me (and you!) than Jesus’ prayer in John 17:20-26. In the hours before His betrayal, trial, and crucifixion, Christ prayed for Himself, His disciples, and for all believers.

What did Jesus Christ pray on your behalf?

  • He prayed for unity among believers (v. 21).
  • He prayed that we would point others to Him (v. 21).
  • He prayed that we would be made perfect (v. 23).
  • He prayed we would be with Him, so we can behold His glory (v. 24).
  • He prayed that the world would know God through our witness (v. 25).
  • He prayed that the love He has with the Father would be in us (v. 26).

His prayer that evening stretched years and miles to reach you! He prayed for your unity with others, your love, and your witness. Hearing His words for me motivates me to want to live His words!

This isn’t the only prayer Christ prayed for you. Hebrews 7:25 says, “Consequently [Jesus] is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.” He continues to pray for you–seated at the right hand of God!

Just as you feel empowered by the words a friend prays over you, realize the power of Jesus’ prayer for you. Live in unity, love, and with a burden to tell of God’s love to others today!

13 Comments leave one →
  1. August 26, 2010 8:45 am

    Sandra, thanks for this wonderful reminder this morning. I love, love, love the fact that my sweet Jesus prayed – and continues to pray – for me!

  2. Robin permalink
    August 26, 2010 9:03 am

    Praise you, Lord!!

  3. August 26, 2010 11:42 am

    This is a great reminder today, Sandra. Thanks for speaking that truth back to us – to me!

  4. stephanieshott permalink
    August 26, 2010 2:14 pm

    I’ll never forget the first time I read John 17 and saw the sweet and astounding truth that my Savior prayed for me long before I ever breathed the first breath! Absolutely amazing! What a beautiful Savior. What a wonderful God!

  5. August 26, 2010 2:31 pm

    Balm to weary soul today … thank you.

  6. August 26, 2010 3:46 pm

    I love that we can echo His words, too. When we don’t know what to pray for somebody, we can pray what He prayed for us!

    • August 27, 2010 3:53 pm

      That is true! What a great idea. I should implement His words in prayers for my church family!

    • August 28, 2010 4:17 pm

      True! Thank you for the reminder!

  7. August 27, 2010 9:36 am

    John 17 is my FAVORITE chapter in the Bible! I just cling to the fact that Jesus was praying…for ME! I remember the first time I really read it. The words that jumped off the page at me were, “I pray for them….” I remember just lying on my bed, sobbing, because I knew Jesus was praying for ME! : )

    • August 27, 2010 3:52 pm

      It really is humbling yet empowering isn’t it? The actual words of our Savior on our behalf! Thanks for letting us know how the passage moves you!

  8. Kristy Lynn permalink
    August 31, 2010 2:13 am

    It is amazing that our Lord Jesus loves us so much that He personally prays for us!! One of my favorite worship songs tells of how He also sings and dances over us:
    You dance over me….while I am unaware
    You sing all around….though I never hear a sound
    Lord I’m amazed by you… You love me
    Thank you for this wonderful reminder of how our Lord prays for us still!!


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