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GREATEST PRAYER IN THE BIBLE, Tape Four
"How Jesus Prayed for His Disciples"
By Pastor Fenton Moorhead
"... things of God. Teach us the will of God this morning, from the Word of God. Change us into
the likeness of Christ. We call out the names of those, even now, upon our hearts and our minds, draw them
to Yourself, forgive them their sins, birth them into Your family. We all pray in the beautiful Name of
Christ, amen." And all God's people said, amen, amen, we praise God.
The last four Sundays I've been preaching on "The Greatest Prayer in the Bible," the prayer of
Jesus recorded in John chapter 17. And as we look at this, this morning, we see that Jesus turns now to pray
for the church, for disciples throughout all the ages. And there's a specific prayer for His church, for you,
for me. And so we're able to listen in on Jesus as He prays, to eves drop, so to speak, intentionally,
purposefully, He wants us to hear Him. And when people pray, they pray from their heart. The prayer of
Christ is not a mechanical prayer, it is deeply personal, He is praying for people, He is praying for you.
And so as you listen now to the scripture as I read it, hear it as His prayer for you. Would you
stand with me once again, let's honor and respect the Word of God as I read it
aloud. I'll read it, you follow along.
"My prayer is not for them alone," the original disciples. "I pray also for those who will believe in
Me through their message, that all of them may be one Father, just as You are in Me, and I am in You, may
they also be in us, that the world may believe that You have sent Me. I have given them the glory that You
gave Me, that they may be one as we are one, I in them, and You in Me. May they be brought to complete
unity, to let the world know that You sent Me, and have loved them, even as You have loved Me. Father, I
want those You have given Me, to be with M ...
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