JESUS PRAYS FOR HIS DISCIPLES
Jn 17:6“I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word.
Jn 17:7Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you.
Jn 17:8For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me.
Jn 17:9I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.
Jn 17:10All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them.
Jn 17:11I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name—the name you gave me—so that they may be one as we are one.
Jn 17:12While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.
Jn 17:13“I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.
Jn 17:14I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.
Jn 17:15My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.
Jn 17:16They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.
Jn 17:17Sanctifythem by the truth; your word is truth.
Jn 17:18As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.
Jn 17:19For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.
Jesus prayed for the disciples’ protection. Let us pray for protection from evil. Jabez prayed to be blessed, for his territory to be expanded for protection from evil, and it changed his life for good.
Kristina Seymour loves to encourage and equip women through the Word and through community. She is the author of The Warrior Mom Handbook, The Warrior Mom Leadership Manual, and The Warrior Wife Handbook; they are available at Amazon.com. Kristina's Bible studies are for women who desire to live by faith in the midst of their everyday lives. She has learned that women can't survive on caffeine and animal crackers alone; women in the Word and in community are united and able to stand firm. To learn more about Kristina, please visit her recently founded Share & Company Publishing House http://seymourkristina.wix.