Jesus Praying in John 17:1-5
The next three days we will look at Jesus praying in John 17. So, pray now and then read these verses.
John 17:1-5 (NKJV)
1 Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You,2 as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.5 And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.
We see Jesus is praying to the Father for Himself to Glorify the Father here in John 17. We learn that in all that we do we should pray like Jesus and follow the Father’s will for our lives. God sent Him for us, and Jesus knew that He came for us. What a beautiful assurance. The only way we can come to know the fullness of the Father’s love for us is through Jesus.
Through Jesus we are forgiven when we accept His love for us. Us coming to Him to ask for forgiveness and repenting of our sins is the key to His grace. When we have accepted Him as our Lord and Savior, we can then come to Him as our High Priest to intercede for us. Our only way to the Father’s love is through the love of Jesus.
It is beautiful in knowing that He prayed to get it right so that we have the opportunity to be made right with God through Jesus. His example encourages us to take everything to the Father because Jesus paid the price for us. It still amazes me everyday how much He loves me. I am more than blessed and pray that you are too.
Father, thank You for Your love for us. Jesus thank You for Your obedience to the Father. I am so thankful and blessed that I know You and have the opportunity to walk in Your love every day. I thank You Jesus, that You showed us the importance of taking everything to the Father and we can too as we come to You in prayer. Thank You for loving us, Amen.