May 29, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on John 17:1-3, “After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now, this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”
Did you know that the night before his death, you were a part of Jesus’ prayer? That’s right. With everything else on his mind as he prepared to die for the sins of the world, you were on his mind. You were on his mind because what he was about to do he did for you. He knew he needed strength to endure the intense suffering necessary to secure your salvation. So, he asked his heavenly Father to give him that strength. He also prayed that you would learn about what he had done for you and that you would come to believe that your sins are forgiven because of what he did.
While it is always comforting to know someone is praying for you, it is especially comforting to know that Jesus not only prayed for you 2000 years ago but is still listening to and answering your prayers today. Take comfort knowing that Jesus is aware of it, and cares enough to pray for you.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, thank you for glorifying Jesus through his death and resurrection. Help me to know you, the only true God, Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. In Jesus’ saving name, I pray. Amen