Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April 12

Just after the Passover meal, Jesus and His disciples went to the garden of Gethsemane to pray. Jesus prayed the most beautiful prayer for His followers. This was not just a prayer for His current followers, but was a prayer for those to come, that they too would pass on that truth to others. He expressed His desire for us to be one with Him and the Father as they are one. Now here we are, more than two thousand years later and that prayer still applies. Just as Jesus prayed for us, we should be praying for our family for generations to come, that they may also know our Savior as we know Him. Our prayers do not fall to the ground unheard by the Father, but last for an eternity. Wouldn't it be great, once we are all together in heaven, to hear a great grandchild say to you, "I'm only here because you prayed that I would know Jesus too"? Let it be known to the Father, your desire for your family.

"I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. John 17:20-21

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