Today's devotion is based on John 17:22, [Jesus said] “I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one.”
We can only be one with each other if we are in Christ. We must remain in him and he in us. Meditate on this prayer. Pray for the church yourself as you are moved by the Holy Spirit, who also intercedes for us and inspires our prayers.
Jesus' focus here is heavenward, bringing people to himself, and glorifying the Father. Let's challenge ourselves also to turn heavenwards and seek first the kingdom of God, praying more in this way than for ourselves. Everything else will be added after that.
Please join me in praying the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, thank you for sharing this intimate moment of prayer with us. We know that you hear our prayers in Jesus' name. Lord, show me in my heart today where I need to let things go, make amends or act towards others in my home or outside it, to do my part towards unity. In Jesus' holy name, I pray. Amen.