“I am not praying for these alone but also for the future believers who will come to me because of the testimony of these. My prayer for all of them is that they will be of one heart and mind, just as you and I are, Father…I have given them the glory you gave me—the glorious unity of being one, as we are…” (John 17: 20-22, the Living Bible)
Jesus is praying for you! Isn’t this wonderful? I love to recognize that this prayer with his immediate apostles extends to us all. Jesus was consciously embracing in this earnest request, all those who believe in God and His Christ—in that Truth of man’s oneness with divine Life and Love.
Jesus’s prayer for us all is that we feel and know our true unity with God, and with one another, through divine Love. Because of the Master’s awareness of his own tender yet powerful relationship with God, he could not contain this good news or leave it to disappear into time. He was “of one heart and mind” with God, and this treasured consciousness was what healed, saved, and even overcame death.
This absolute unity with God—heart and soul and mind—was glorious! This glory was not exclusive. Jesus was certain that all should have this same magnificent and powerful Truth to feel and know and declare and share and live. So, this inspired man who always prayed with perfect results, prayed for us. He prayed that each one of us receive the full and deep awareness that we are one with God and with one another.
Let’s receive this prayer and believe in its healing power for ourselves and for our world!
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