January 24, 1988
When a friend prays for us, it is a comfort and a privilege. Alistair Begg explains that it is an even greater privilege to know that Jesus prays for us. He intercedes on our behalf by praying to God the Father for us. Even during His last hours on earth, as He faced crucifixion, the concern on his heart was for His followers. He spent that time praying that those who belong to Him would be with Him, would see His glory, and would know the love of the Father.
24Father, 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. 25O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. 26I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”
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