It's funny how we have labeled the Lord’s prayer what it is. It sounds more like it should be called “The disciples’ prayer.” In John 17 we get to have a look at the raw, true prayer of Jesus to God – the ultimate Lord’s prayer. Jesus begins by looking up at heaven and praying for Himself. Yes, Himself, but it is the opposite of selfish. He prays that God is glorified through Him. He then moves His prayer to the ones closest to Him, His disciples. He asks God to protect them. It's going to be hard to spread God’s word because not all people will accept God’s truth; they need His divine strength to help them along the way. Jesus makes His prayer circle larger by praying for us. Who is us? He was praying for future believers. He was praying for each of us! He was asking God to love us. Do you feel empowered knowing Jesus was praying for you before you were born? Let us live in that love that Jesus prayed for and be continuously grateful for His ultimate sacrifice. How can we pray for you today? Send us a message or tell us in the comments. ● An interesting aspect of this is how Jesus prays. As Christians, when we pray the “normal” prayer, we bow our heads. When Jesus prayed, He looked up towards heaven.
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