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Jesus, Man Of Prayer
The Son of God prayed frequently to The Father, usually in private:
"1:35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed." (Mark 1:35 KJV)
"These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven"
Jesus also prayed in public, when and as a part of His teaching. The 17th chapter of John provides a detailed lesson in what the Christ prayed for, for Himself, for those immediately with Him, and for you when your time has come.
Jesus' prayer "17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was" makes plain that Christ was with God from the beginning - and more (see Christ The Creator; also Why Did Christ Put Moses To Death?).
"17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said,
Jesus then prayed for His disciples (see Disciples of Christ).
"17:6 I have manifested thy name [see also The Manifestation Of Faith] unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. 17:7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. 17:8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. 17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. 17:10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
Jesus then prayed for all believers, including you, if you truly live by what He taught.
"17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
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