By Greg Laurie
“Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.”
What does Jesus pray for when He prays for us? What does He say when He intercedes for us?
In John 17 we find the true Lord’s Prayer, a prayer that only Jesus could pray. Here Jesus said, “Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, you have given me your name; now protect them by the power of your name so that they will be united just as we are” (verse 11 NLT).
Jesus prays for our protection. That’s His heart toward us.
The Bible tells us of a time when Jesus was with the disciples and turned to Simon Peter and said, “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat” (Luke 22:31 NLT).