The Savior’s Prayer for Unity

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“…Christ Jesus, who died — more than that, who was raised to life — is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.” Romans 8:34

Can you believe it? The One who conquered death is right next to the Father interceding for us. That’s a pretty incredible thought, isn’t it? As incredible as it is, sometimes we forget that Jesus is praying for us. Think about it a moment. Picture it in your mind’s eye. Do you wonder what He’s saying? Would you like to hear His words?

One of the prayers Jesus prayed for all believers is recorded in John 17:20-23. It was the night before He was crucified, and we were on His mind. Jesus said:

“My prayer is not for [the disciples] 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 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.”

Do you think Jesus might still be praying this prayer today? Let’s join Him and pray for unity among believers — in our own circles and around the world. May we be brought to complete unity!

“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:3

*Flickr photo by tipiro, Creative Commons License

Comments

  1. Beautiful post Cheryl.

  2. Thanks, Debbie. Only possible because of our beautiful Savior…

  3. Amen, Cheryl! Lots of sniping out there among believers. . . unity is needed more than ever in this time of zillions of voices.

  4. Amen, Sister!

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