Sunday, May 9
Not About Me
John 17:1-26 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you...
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think about it.
Jesus is praying to His Father; what does He ask for on behalf of His disciples? Knowing what Jesus requests for you, how does this influence what you pray about?
Jesus' prayer in John 17:1-26 is such a beautiful example of genuine and heartfelt prayer for others. The more I read the more I realized (or maybe I should say remembered) that I need to be putting more than just my requests before the Lord. And believe me, that can happen pretty easily when things aren't going quite as I planned or my schedule is hectic or I've got a big project coming up or … you get the picture.
What does Jesus' prayer reveal to us about the importance of praying for others? What from this prayer can we draw on and put into practice? Tami W.
P.S. After looking at seven different prayers and pray-ers this past week, did God show you anything new? Any "aha" or inspirational moments?
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