Did you know that Jesus prayed for you? In John 17, we see the longest recorded prayer of Jesus in the gospels and a moment in which He specifically prays for future believers.
20 I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.John 17:20-21, ESV
What is the significance of this ? It shows us that Jesus didn’t come just for the people of that time or just for the twelve guys he spent a lot of time with back then. He came for all of us, and he prayed specifically for all who would believe in Him through the work of His followers. Jesus is also showing us the importance of prayer, a great example of how to pray, and the significance of praying for others. Let’s take time today to respond with our own intentional prayer.