“I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in Me through their message.”
Did you know that Jesus prayed for you specifically? If you believe in Jesus, then you are included in Jesus’ prayer found in today’s key verse. You are included in the blessings that He spoke over His disciples and you are included in the covering that Jesus prayed over them. Isn’t that an incredible thought. To know Jesus prayed for you personally. It takes further value when we realise that Jesus and God are the same. Yet Jesus was and is not finished praying for you. Romans 8:34 says that Jesus, the One who died but was raised again, sits at the right hand of God, “interceding for us”. He is constantly presenting Himself as our sacrifice, as our payment and as our ransom, so we don’t have to pay for the sins we commit. His intercession on our behalf, when we confess our wrong doings lead us to salvation and liberty.
Jesus Himself again, showed us another example of His prayers towards man, when He told Peter that He had prayed for Him, in Luke 22:31-32, “satan demanded to have you (Peter), that he might sift you (Peter) like wheat, but I have prayed for you that you faith may not fail.” It was Jesus’ prayer for Peter that helped renew his faith after he had denied Jesus. And what a great influence Peter had in proclaiming the message of the Gospel!
Friends, Jesus prayed and prays for you. He wants you to succeed and is your best supporter.