JESUS PRAYS FOR ALL BELIEVERS
Jn 17:20“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,
Jn 17:21that 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 have sent me.
Jn 17:22I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one:
Jn 17:23I 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.
Jn 17:24“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
Jn 17:25“Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me.
Jn 17:26I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”
Jesus prayed for unity among believers. May we learn from Him and seek the same. May we pray for unity and clarity within ourselves as well as within and among believers. May we be united in His love.
Kristina Seymour loves to encourage and equip women through the Word and through community. She is the author of The Warrior Mom Handbook, The Warrior Mom Leadership Manual, and The Warrior Wife Handbook; they are available at Amazon.com. Kristina's Bible studies are for women who desire to live by faith in the midst of their everyday lives. She has learned that women can't survive on caffeine and animal crackers alone; women in the Word and in community are united and able to stand firm. To learn more about Kristina, please visit her recently founded Share & Company Publishing House http://seymourkristina.wix.
Originally published Tuesday, 18 October 2016.