Saturday, June 17, 2006

pray tell: for what did Jesus pray?

Jesus prayed Scripture, as a word for his Father, and for people, to hear
"Jesus cried out in a loud voice, 'Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?' — which means, 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?'" (Matthew 27:46; cf. Psalm 22:1a)
For him not to ever get his own way in things, but for his Father to always have his way in his life
“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” (Luke 22:42 TNIV)
For all of his followers to be united here on earth
"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 so 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 — so that they may be brought to complete unity." (John 17:20b-23a TNIV)
For all of his followers to be with him and his Father forever
"Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world." (John 17:24 TNIV)
Question: for what do you pray?