Someone is Praying for You
Jesus is praying for you right now. There’s nothing you are facing that is outside of his knowledge and compassion.
I am praying for them… for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. (John 17:9 ESV)
Jesus came to earth as a Man, and was uniquely qualified to serve as our Prophet, Priest, and King.
A prophet stands before people and speaks to them on behalf of God. A priest stands before God and talks to Him on behalf of the people. As our King Jesus exercises supreme sovereignty with the heart of a Servant.
As our High Priest, Jesus is praying for us. In fact, John 17 reveals four specific prayers Jesus prays for you.
Jesus is praying for your relationships.
And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. (John 17:11 ESV)
Jesus is praying for your protection.
I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. (John 17:15 ESV)
Jesus is praying for your ministry.
As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. (John 17:18 ESV)
Jesus is praying for people to receive your ministry.
I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. (John 17:20-21 ESV)
Be encouraged today, knowing that Jesus Himself is interceding for you. And if God is for you, who can be against you?