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Yes, He Prayed for Me

prayer-224x300Atonya Craft
John 17:6-19

In previous lessons we learned one of the reasons Jesus’ prayer is The Greatest Prayer ever prayed is because he prayed for the Disciples. However, that Prayer to the Disciples, was in fact, a prayer for you and me.

You know the one, “Our Father, who art in Heaven….” Jesus knew He would soon leave the Disciples to be with the Father. Jesus’ prayer to the Father was to keep the Disciples together, to keep them from evil and to keep them sanctified (Free From Sin.) Jesus knew the Father had chosen the Disciples for Him, and He would also set them apart from the world. Because of this, Jesus knew the Disciples would continue his teachings after he left this world.

This is our affirmation that we also belong to God. You see, prior to being chosen, the Disciples were not special people, they were just like you and me. They committed sins, just like us. But after being chosen by God to be the Disciples of Jesus, their lives changed. They were given a Charge to continue the teachings of Jesus.

This passage reminds me of the Church. Is that leader the chosen one by God? Are the workers in the church and the parishioners chosen by God? I think the answer is yes, we are all chosen by God.

Through Jesus Christ, we received the same promises of protection as the Disciples. But, have we kept the Charge to continue the teachings of Jesus? I believe we have the ability to continue His Teachings and Spread the Good News of His Saving Grace, not only by word but by good deeds as well. Yes, He Prayed for Me.

Atonya Craft



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