Topic: John 17:20
"My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message..." John 17:20
During the Last Supper, Jesus prayed for himself and then he prayed for the disciples. And then, with the hour of his death approaching, he took time to pray for you. He prayed for all those who would believe through the ministry of the disciples, and that means you.
This is what he told God:
"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" (John 17:20-24)
Jesus prays for you still. "Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them" (Hebrews 7:25)
Jesus wants you with him. "Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory ..." (John 17:24)
What does Jesus' prayer for you (in John 17) mean to your spiritual walk? How would Jesus pray for you today?