He’s Praying for Us
By Greg Laurie
“Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.”
When people ask me to pray for them, I always try to do it immediately. That way, I don’t forget. It’s also a good thing to ask other Christians to remember us in prayer when we’re facing a crisis. Without question, there’s
power in unified prayer.
Jesus said, “If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three gather together as my followers,
I am there among them” (Matthew 18:19–20 NLT).
He’s also in Heaven interceding for us right now. The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ “is able, once and forever, to save those who
come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf” (Hebrews 7:25 NLT).
And the apostle Paul wrote, “Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died
for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us” (Romans 8:34 NLT).
Robert Murray M’Cheyne, a 19th-century Scottish
pastor, said, “If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies. Yet the distance makes no difference; he is praying for me.”
By the way, Jesus Christ
prayed a lot when He walked among us. He was always praying to the Father. We see Him praying all night on a mountain, praying before He chose the 12 apostles, and praying in the Garden of Gethsemane as He contemplated the horrors of the cross. We also see
Him praying from the cross.
So if Jesus, being God, felt the necessity to pray, then how much more should we? With all of our shortcomings and weaknesses, how much more should we follow the example that
Jesus set for us?