JESUS’ PRAYER, HIS HEART YOUR HOPE
Getting Ready for Resurrection Sunday
March 29, 2020
“When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said (prayed), “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you …” (John 17:1 )
Jesus Is Praying/Interceding For God To Give you …
- … protection.
“ I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one …” (John 17:15 )
- … unity.
“… 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 17:21 )
“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35 )
- … joy.
“But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.” (John 17:13 )
- … purity.
“Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” (John 17:17 )
- … a mission.
“As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.” (John 17:18 )
“ I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.” (John 17:23 )
“Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17:24 )