John 17:11-27

“As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world” (v18).  As Jesus was nearing the end of his earthly life, he commissioned his followers to go “into the world” just as he did, witnessing to God’s truth and love.  He prayed for his disciples and all future believers that we would be protected from the evil one (v15), made holy by the truth (v17), and be unified with the Father and one another (v21).  Jesus also prayed that the love that flows between Father and Son would be in us also (v26).

“I am praying for them” (v9).  We don’t walk through life alone; Jesus is still praying for each one of us (Hebrews 7:25).