Jesus prays for me!

6 10 2010

Jesus prays for all believers

“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. Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” (John 17: 20-26)

What is prayer? Many of us have recited prayers in the past, maybe the Lords Prayer (the Our Father), or another prayer in church, or before bed or before dinner. Many families have traditions like this. But once you learn a prayer and recite it day in and day out what meaning does it have? For me, it becomes empty words unless i make a conscious decision to think about the meaning as I pray. But more than this, how are we supposed to pray? Is prayer simply talking to God? or is it a conversation? If it is a conversation, how do we hear from God? How do we know He is listening?

For me, God speaks through scripture, as I pray and read, God speaks to me through His written word. For others, they feel a presence, or even an almost audible voice. Each person’s relationship with God is different, so it only makes sense that He communicates differently to each of us. But one thing is the same. We have the ability to communicate with God directly through His son Jesus, who has already prayed for us that we be reconciled to God and know Him personally.

In His love,

Stacey

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