Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Perfect Prayer

As we approach the Easter season, I love reading the Jesus journey to the cross.  Here's one thing...on his way Jesus prayed.

What could the Perfect One pray for?  He prayed for the disciples.  He prayed for those who will still believe.  He prayed for you.

Read some of His last words while alive on this earth:
John 17: 20 - 25..."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.”
Jesus prayed for you.  It's Jesus....and his prayers are perfect.  And notice what Jesus prays for.  

Jesus prays for those who don't know...for those who still need to believe.

Jesus prays for believers to remain in His truth, for believers to be one in faith, for unity.

Jesus prays for believers to shine His light, for believers to share.

Jesus prays for His Glory to be revealed in the world, to be revealed in the gospel message.

Jesus prays for one love, Jesus prays for us to be one.

Jesus prays perfectly.  Jesus prays for you...

Jesus spent some of his last living moments, spent some of His last words on earth for you....for me.  And you weren't even born yet.  Wow...
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