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Believer or Not, Jesus Prayed for You

Updated: May 29, 2022

Yes, you!

Regardless of your title, your choices in this life and the things you chose to believe about yourself, Jesus prayed for you, about you and your days on this earth.

I didn’t always reflect on this until recently. We know of the time the Holy Spirit led Him to the Judean desert for forty days and nights, the moments of solitude spent away from the disciples, and even times spent with them. Scripture gives us insight to these vulnerable moments between Christ and our Father:

"Abba, Father" He said, "everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will". (Mark 14:36)

Jesus made the choice to submit to His Father's will.

But what exactly is God's will for Jesus to give up His life for you?

It's quite simple.

God made Jesus who had no sin, to be a sin offering for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11)

Christ submitting to God's will, was for your salvation, safety, and protection in this life. It was for you to be redeemed through this sacrifice, and just maybe chose to have a relationship with Him.

My prayers are often about me, and my own plans in this world.

Come to think of it, we all have succumbed to the answering questions regarding our own destinies. We've answered questions about our plans for our lives; "where do you see yourself a year, five years, or ten years from now? What career are you aiming for? What do you want your family to do, to be, or look like?"

We plan our lives based on the vision we have for ourselves and what we conclude from the world to be the epitome of success. We use the world's metrics and evaluation of our character traits to define our actions, personalities, and sinfully claim and cling to it as who we are. We shamefully allow the world to tell us about ourselves, our future, and what our job should be instead of turning to scripture. I, too, have shamefully done this but Jesus's prayers for you and I still rings true as a covenant God made for us.