Read: John 17:1-26
When Jesus spoke to the Father in His most intimate encounter, John recorded it in his Gospel. How fearful the disciples must have been when Jesus turned his focus from His requests for Himself to requests for His disciples.
Jesus says that as He delivered The Father’s message to His disciples, so he sends them into the world to continue his work.
Jesus then continues to pray a prayer of protection for all believers, present and future.
Our work continues to this day. We are to deliver God’s message of hope and salvation to a world doomed to destruction. Jesus has even prayed for us in this mission. Do you continue to fulfill the Great Commission, or have you considered your job finished in the matter?
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message…” John 17:20