John 17 is Jesus’ last prayer, but have you ever noticed that He prays for us?
What would your last prayer be? If you knew that that would be it before you died – what words would you speak?
The more that I thought about Jesus’ prayer, the more I thought about how fickle I probably would be because I would want to pray for everything and everyone. I would pray about whether my life had been enough. If I had followed God’s path. I would also undoubtedly be repenting! But I would pray for loved ones I was about to leave behind – for God’s continued faithfulness, mercy, love, and guidance for them
Yet, for Jesus, He knew His identity. He knew His relationship with the Father was secure. He knew His path. Therefore, He prayed for us.
Jesus prays that we will know God as He did, and that we would be in perfect unity together so that the world would know that God had sent Him
Friends, there comes a point in our lives when we focus on what truly matters. This is the time when we die to our selfish-ambition. We are at peace with who God created us to be so that we become a light for Jesus without striving. The world around us breaks our hearts because we see the brokenness and we pray that others will find what we have with God
My heart is burning with compassion for God’s world. There are people still yet to hear the name, Jesus. Others who believe they can piggyback into Heaven based on others faith. Or worse still, some who don’t even care
We need to get on our knees and pray, like Jesus, for the world to know God. For His love to be poured out as it is in Heaven, but also, for unity.
Friends, it starts with you and I. So today, ask yourself truthfully – what would your last prayer be, and is it a true reflection of the heart of the Father?