Day 95 - John 17:1-12
Points to Ponder:
1.What or who is Jesus most concerned about in this part of his prayer?
2.What is his conversation with his Father all about?
3.What does he desire for his disciples? For us?
I pray for them. I am not praying for the world but for those you have given me, because they are yours. Everything I have is yours, and everything you have is mine, and I am glorified in them. I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by your name that you have given me, so that they may be one as we are one. – John 17:9-11
Lord Jesus, even in the deepest, darkest moments of your suffering and death you were concerned for his disciples. You were concerned about only a few things and they were on the top of your list. You asked your Father to protect them and keep them so that all of them would be one just like you and the Father. You were concerned for their protection and their unity. You were concerned for them and their salvation. This was on the forefront of your heart and mind as you called out to your Father that night. Dear Jesus, keep interceding for me like this. There is so much that would hurt my soul, that seeks to tear me away from you just like Judas was worn away from you. There is so much that would tempt me and lure me away. Dearest Jesus, intercede for me that the Father would also protect me from sin and temptation, doubt and unbelief. Protect me, Jesus, by your death and resurrection. Protect me, Father, by the name you gave me at your baptism that I may be one with all of your people in glory forever. Amen.