Day 33: Jesus Prays for us
Day 33 Focus: When Jesus Prays for Us.
Level 1: (5 Minutes) As you breathe deeply today, imagine Jesus on his knees praying for you.
Level 2: (10 minutes) Do Level 1. After Reading the scripture adaptation, take 5 minutes to highlight words or phrases that touch your heart.
Adapted from John 17:1-26. On the day before He was betrayed, Jesus prayed for us: Father, the hour has come to glorify Your Son that the Son may glorify You, even as You gave Him authority over all mankind, that to all whom You have given Him, He gives eternal life. Based on this prayer, I boldly stake my claim for eternal life that I may truly come to know the Father, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom the Father sent. Jesus glorified the Father on earth, having accomplished the work that was given to Him. I claim the promise of Jesus who asked on my behalf, that I am kept safe in His name, and I am guarded so that I will not perish. I ask, as Jesus did on my behalf, not to be taken out of the world, but to be kept from the evil one. I ask to be sanctified in truth as I believe through the Word. I pray that the glory given to Jesus will someday be mine and that I will be one with Jesus and the Father. I look forward to beholding God’s glory. I claim His Love in me as the Father is in Jesus and Jesus is in me through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Level 3: (15 minutes) After pausing to breathe and reading the Scripture prayer, take 5 minutes to write your own prayer.
Level 4: (30-60 minutes) Read this prayer again: “On the day before He was betrayed, Jesus prayed for us: Father, the hour has come to glorify Your Son that the Son may glorify You, even as You gave Him authority over all mankind, that to all whom You have given Him, He gives eternal life.” Jesus prayed for all whom God gave to him—and that would be everyone. What would this world be like if every Christian all over the world prayed for everyone—including anyone who would do him or her harm? I wonder. Jesus prayed for us. Will we pray for each other? It is a start.