Why does this verse encourage me? Because it assures me that Jesus is praying for moi! How sweet is that? How powerful is that?
My hunch is that Jesus prays a lot more than, “God, please bless Grace today.” If I could hear Him pray on my behalf, I might hear requests such as…
- “Please grant her a hunger and thirst for righteousness.”
- “Please cause her to seek for wisdom as for hidden treasures.”
- “Please cause her to love You with all her heart, soul, mind and strength.”
- “Please enable her to love mercy, do justly, and walk humbly with You, her God.”
- “When she feels anxious, remind her that You are her Shepherd and will provide everything she needs.”
In all honesty, until now I’ve never really thought about what Jesus prays for me day in and day out. I’ve found this an enlightening exercise. Exciting, too. Think about it—with Jesus interceding on my behalf, I have no reason to fear or fail or flounder. He’s pullin’ for me. What more do I need to face life with hope?
If you’ve come to God through Jesus, then He’s praying for you, too. What do you think He’s asking on your behalf? Complete this sentence: I think Jesus is asking that I will ______________________.
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Beautiful thought! As we are encouraged to be intercessors for others, our Savior intercedes, still, on our behalf. I have been reading through the Old Testament and thinking about how Moses interceded often on behalf of the Israelites, and what a difference it made when God had about had enough of the grumbling and lack of faith. It means something to our Father God when there is intercession for the needs of others.
“I think that Jesus is asking” His Father that I will continue to hunger and thirst for His Righteousness; that I will continue to refuse to ‘look back’; that I would daily, sometimes moment by moment, ‘lay my Isaac down’; that I would better discern God’s ‘purpose’ for me in this time of my life, and that I would be brave enough to ‘begin’; and that I would grasp how deep and wide and expansive is God’s Love for me!
Wow, Lisa. I love those prayers and I believe with you that Jesus is asking these things on your behalf. Can’t wait to see how God will answer!
I am so happy to know this revelation because it makes me more strong in Christ, the son of God praying for me?!!! I am so special to God through Christ. Help me Jesus to make you happy and live according to your ways.
Jesus is praying for my peace, strength, exernal life, joy in him, courage, wisdom and so many other things. I am glad to pass through this web site today.
I’m glad you found this site and that the devotional was an encouragement to you. Many blessings, Grace