The prayer list of Jesus

Have you ever wondered what’s on Jesus’ prayer list? The apostle Paul links Jesus’ resurrection directly to His intercession for us. The Scripture records,

It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who makes intercession for us” (Romans 8:34).

 Notice those last five words: Who makes intercession for us. Did you ever think about that?  Jesus’ resurrection makes possible His ongoing ministry of prayer on our behalf. That’s incredible. While I sleep – Jesus prays. While I eat – Jesus prays. While I work – Jesus prays. While I pray – Jesus prays! He lives to make intercession for us!

I found myself wondering recently what’s on Jesus’ prayer list for me and for you? Here is one request.  Jesus said:

I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one” (John 17:5).

Jesus is praying for my spiritual safety. And yours. He is uniquely interested that you and I don’t succumb to Satan’s tactics. He is so interested that He talks to His Father about it. Wow! That is some truth. Next time you’re tempted remember – Jesus is praying.

Do you feel alone? Remember Jesus is praying. Are you struggling with a decision? Remember Jesus is praying. Are you weary of the trials and persecution? Remember Jesus is praying. Because He lives I know He’s praying and that is why I can face  tomorrow.

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