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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Spiritual Sunday – Jesus’ Amazing Prayer


Spiritual Sundays is sponsored by Charlotte of At Home in Scottsdale, and by Ginger of Enchanting Cottage.

Today I want to focus briefly on John 17 and the incredible prayer of Jesus on that momentous Thursday night before He went with the eleven disciples to the Garden of Gethsemane.

Here we have God the Son praying to God the Father on our behalf!
20"My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me."

The entire chapter is an incredible, amazing, communication that reveals Who Jesus really was and is—eternal God:
18As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. SENT BY GOD TO US

10All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. UNIVERSAL OWNERSHIP

5And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began. HIS PRE-EXISTENCE

John 17 reveals the love of Jesus Christ for each of his followers. It also provides us the insight that God the Father is united with Him in working for the salvation in all who take the name of Christ.

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13 comments:

Charlotte said...

This is a wonderful thought provoking scripture. Thank you for sharing it on Spiritual Sundays.

apronstringsandothertiesthatbind said...

Hi Carrie,

I enjoyed visiting your blog.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we would all understand that God is sovereign and creator/owner of all that we have and all that we are?

I love all your vintage and show and tell treasures...and the bits of wisdom through out your blog.

Thank you for your comment on my blog.

Judy

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

This is one of my favorite scriptures, to think Jesus himself prayed to God the Father. I often wonder if I too would fall asleep. It's beautiful.

Have a Wonderful Sonday!
Kathi :)

Joyfull said...

This is also one of my favorite Scriptures. It is so awesome to think of how Jesus prayed for us today and the things He wants for us to be clearly laid out.
I recently posted a prayer for children on my blog which is based on John 17. Thanks for sharing.

Ruthie said...

Thanks for stopping by.
I really enjoyed looking through your blog.
Good inspirational thoughts and I love the blue and white dishes and tablecloths!
SMiles.

God Chaser said...

I recently look at this scripture also and it blows me away on His way to the cross Jesus took the eime to pray for us. thanks for sharing

Joyfulsister said...

Aloha carrie,

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for sharing your heart *smile*. I also love this scripture, I have a friend who just came back from the holy lands tour and she brought me back some wonderful gifts. My favorite was a photo of the Garden of Gethsemane.I have it near where I say my prayers and it feels like I'm right there where Jesus used to pray... Thank you for your blessing on this spiritual sunday. Hugz Joyfulsister

nannykim said...

That is one of my favorite prayers in the Bible. I love the fact that Jesus constantly lives to make intercession for us as Hebrews states; what an awesome God we have.

Ivory Spring said...

Hi Carrie,

That is the most powerful prayer! Thanks for sharing.

Serendipity said...

An inspiring scripture. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed week ahead!

Mary said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. It it so nice to meet new people!

I enjoyed reading your "Spiritual Sunday" post. John 17 is a beautiful chapter where the curtain is pulled back and we have the privilige and honor of hearing one of the prayers of Jesus.

mary

Eleanor said...

Thank you for this wonderful meditation. I am going to visit the two blogs mentioned as well - so a double blessing. Blessings Eleanor

Peggy said...

Blessings Carrie and thank you for sharing this beautiful prayer and passage of Jesus from John! I relish the fact that Our Lord even thought of us knowing All He was about to endure...His complete abiding and obedience to the Father!