Praying Together (2017)
As Christians, most of us know the importance of prayer. And I think most of us would agree that it is important to pray for our church and for our brothers and sisters in Christ. But what should those prayers sound like? What kinds of things should we be praying for?
As we come to John 17 we are at a climatic time in the life of Jesus. He and His disciples have just finished their meal in the upper room and in a matter of hours Jesus will be betrayed and arrested. Within 24 hours He will be dead.
But on this night before His crucifixion Jesus took time to pray, not only for Himself, but also for everyone who will believe in Him. And there is a lot that we can learn from His prayer. His prayer serves as an example of the kinds of things that we should pray for our church and for one another.