Scripture

John 17:20 – 21“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”

 Observation

Jesus is praying for his disciples to be kept from the evil one and be sanctified in the truth of the word.  Then Jesus asks for all who believe in Him through the word be united as one with the Father and Jesus.  In verse 21, Jesus tells us that the reason that all believers in Jesus are one with he and the Father is that the world can believe the Father sent Jesus.

Application

Jesus prays an intercessory prayer for all who believe in his name through his word to be united as one with He and Father so the world will know why Jesus was sent.  I need to be in prayer for others to believe in Jesus through the truth in His word.  This is a prayer for the Great Commission and a call to action.  We know Jesus has all authority in heaven and on earth.  In his last words, before ascending to the Father, he called us to go and make disciples of all the nations.  We are to teach them to obey the commands he has given us.  We also have the assurance that Jesus is with us, no matter what we are facing, to the end of the age!

Prayer

Father,

Thank you for the truth in your word and loving us so much that you sent Jesus to save the world.  Let the power of the Holy Spirit give me strength, courage to share your gospel as the only hope we have to make you known.

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