The theme for today’s devotional by Dr. David Jeremiah is ”He Cares”
SCRIPTURE: I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word.-John 17:20
When you have a burden or a need and want to ask someone to pray for you, whom do you call? Our human tendency is to ask someone who is faithful, who is mature in spiritual things, and, above all, someone who cares for us. There is a Person like that who has demonstrated His willingness to pray for us: Jesus Christ.
On the night of His betrayal, Jesus prayed for His disciples (John 17:6-19) and for all believers—those who would come to know Him through the disciples’ ministry after He had departed (John 17:20-26). At the heart of these prayers was Jesus’ desire for the disciples to have joy through knowing the Father (verse 13) and to know the same love from the Father that Jesus had known (verse 26). Did you know Jesus prayed this prayer for you? We know that Jesus continues to intercede for us now (Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25), but His prayers began on the night of His greatest passion.
Trust that Jesus is happy to intercede for you: “Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7).
We are never more like Christ than in prayers of intercession.