Who do you pray with? Who do you pray for? Who prays for you?
One of the surest ways to build a relationship is to pray with someone.
In the final days before His death on the cross, Jesus stops to pray for Himself (John 17:1-5) 2), Christians (John 17:6-19) 3), and non-Christians (17:20-26).
When praying for Christians in His day, and those of us who would join them in faith nearly 2000 years later, Jesus said this in John 17:9, “I am praying for them”.
If you are a Christian, Jesus was praying for you! How amazing is that! Headed to the cross to die for your sin and rise for your salvation, Jesus stopped to pray for you. You were on His mind and in His heart.
Amazingly, to this very day and at this very moment, Jesus is praying for you. Right now, Jesus is alive and speaking to God the Father and God the Spirit about you! The angels overhear their conversation and are dispatched for missions on the earth to help you and the rest of God’s people.
Hebrews 7:25 speaks of Jesus praying for you saying, “he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.” The concept of an intercessor is someone who stands with you and for you so that you are not alone. Jesus does this for you continually.
Romans 8:34 says, “Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.” Jesus knows your needs, sees your fears, understands your burdens and is your intercessory prayer warrior. Having been on the earth, He understands what you are going through. Now in the Kingdom, He prays for you by bringing your needs to the Father. God wants you to know that Jesus is praying for you so that you believe that He loves you, is for you, and working on your behalf constantly.
What would you guess Jesus is talking to the Father about today regarding you?