Jesus Prayed For You Today

I read this passage of scripture this morning and felt compelled to share it with you. Read it and be encouraged today...and also be reminded that you are always on His mind no matter where you're at or what you're going through. But at the same time, realize that He has given us a very specific task as His people. The task to be unified...the task to be one...the task to begin to operate with one heart and one mind. Let's stop just going to church and let's start being the church and acting like the people of God that He's called us to be...not exclusive but inclusive...not comfortable but uncomfortable...not numb but open and aware to the people and the needs that surround us.

John 17:20-23,26 (The Message)

20-23 I'm praying not only for them
But also for those who will believe in me
Because of them and their witness about me.
The goal is for all of them to become one heart and mind—
Just as you, Father, are in me and I in you,
So they might be one heart and mind with us.
Then the world might believe that you, in fact, sent me.
The same glory you gave me, I gave them,
So they'll be as unified and together as we are—
I in them and you in me.
Then they'll be mature in this oneness,
And give the godless world evidence
That you've sent me and loved them
In the same way you've loved me.
26 I have made your very being known to them—
Who you are and what you do—
And continue to make it known,
So that your love for me
Might be in them
Exactly as I am in them.