January 24

Day 24 - Jesus Is Praying For You

Read: John 17:20-26

I pray not only for these, but also for those who believe in me through their word.
John 17:20

I love to hear people tell me with a sincere heart, “I want you to know I am praying for you.” There have been several instances in my life where I have felt God’s hand heavily guiding me because of the prayers of loved ones. I don’t understand fully how the prayers of the saints and the sovereignty of God fit together, but I know when God’s people pray, something special happens.

In John 17, Jesus is praying to His Father about several things, but one request that Christ makes really stands out to me. “I pray not only for these, but also for those who believe in me through their word” (John 17:20). This verse is exciting because if you have experienced the salvation Christ alone gives, then that means Jesus is praying for you!

It’s always wonderful to have people who love you praying for you, but how much more powerful is it to have Jesus Christ, the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings, praying for you? Realize that every morning you step out of bed, you are about to engage in an adventure called “everyday life.” Sometimes life can be exciting, and sometimes it can be frightening. However, you can have the assurance of knowing if you’re a child of God, He has already prayed for you.

PRAY: Take time in silence today to reflect on the truth that Jesus is praying for you. It should encourage us and empower us to have absolute confidence to tell our one about Him.

ACT: Pray for your one today. Pray they would come to know personally the Savior who cares so much about us that He prays for us. Be sure you’re praying every day for your one.
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