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Those Who Will Believe

Anchor Devotional - 10.29.16


Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

John 17:24

The last prayer we will turn to is Jesus’ high priestly prayer. Surely there can be no greater example of prayer and supplication than the one Jesus Himself prayed. This is the last act John records before Jesus’ arrest. The 26 verses of this prayer are worthy of our attention. Jesus’ requests include asking the Father that believers would know the one true God, be protected, have the full measure of joy, be sanctified, and be unified.

But perhaps foremost of His requests is the end for which Jesus prays: that all those who will believe in the years to come would be with Him and see His glory. Think of it…Jesus was praying then for you and me!

Only a short while before His arrest, Jesus’ principal concern was for His people. We should have great comfort from that. Even while afflicted with the reality of what awaited Him, our Savior was concerned over you and me. How much more so does He intercede for us now? He has had you in His heart since before all time, and He will love you with an everlasting love.

Scripture Focus

John 17

Insight

We can have absolute confidence that Jesus’ prayers are heard and answered. We are safe in the arms of the Lord.

Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 33-34
  • Psalm 119:65-120
  • 1 Corinthians 12