Devotional Mar. 26th, 2020

Growing A Legacy Together

Thursday, March 26th – John 17:20-26 (NIV)

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that 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. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
“Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”


These verses conclude Jesus’ high priestly prayer. Jesus is praying for his disciples and followers in this prayer. This prayer is significant to us as believers for many reasons. It is also known as his “Farewell Discourse”. This prayer takes place directly before Jesus is betrayed and arrested. Jesus is visibly distraught, to the point of sweating blood. Somehow in all of his stress He maintains an attitude of worship. The more interesting part to me though, is that he addresses the future of The Church directly. This interests me, because whilst some of Scripture is relatively ambiguous in how it is applied today, this is one of those undeniable addresses. I would encourage you to read the whole chapter, and really pay attention to what Jesus is saying about us and for us.


Then pray this with me:


Lord, You pray better than anyone I know. I pray that we would focus on your glory and your power. I pray that through this campaign we can grow in unity, just as you prayed this for us. Help us to show the world what it looks like for us to live these verses out each and every day.
All Glory to The Lord.
– Allison DeJong