” I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.” John 17:9 NIV
Read: John 17:6-26
Do you know who is always…always…praying for you even when you don’t even think about it or when you feel you don’t deserve prayers?
The answer is clear, yet often never thought about. I urge everyone to pick up you Bibles and read all of today’s scriptures in John 17, verses 6-26.
Just as JESUS prayed for HIS disciples in these verses, HE is praying for all believers…for those GOD has given HIM. Verse 20 tells us: “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message.” That means you! JESUS is praying for you in ways you are not even aware. JESUS knows all your tomorrows. HE is praying for you to make right decisions, for good things to come to you, for things you may need and for you to know and depend upon HIM.
The same GOD who created you is the same GOD who is hearing prayers for you from HIS SON, our BLESSED RISEN SAVIOUR, and you have the HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD living every minute of every day in you. Christians are the only ones who have such a loving and intimate TRIUNE GOD.
Have you given your life to JESUS? That is the only way you will have HIM praying for you. As John 17:9 tells us; “I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.”
Today’s prayer: “Thank YOU, JESUS, for praying for me. I know this by YOUR grace as in this life, I am not worthy. YOUR prayers are the Blessing I receive today for loving YOU. Amen.”