Saturday, April 21, 2018
40 Days of Prayer
This devotional series is in conjunction with the current curriculum series all Life and Home Groups are currently going through.
13“I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. 14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified. 20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message.
Jesus prayed that His Father would work through Christ-followers who are in the world but not of the world. Just as Jesus experienced opposition, Christ-followers standing for truth will also experience opposition, but rather than retreating from the world, Christ-followers are to bear witness to truth so that “the world may believe.” Ask God to show you where He wants you to be a witness for truth and to help you face opposition with confidence and His power.