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.