Did you know that Jesus prayed for you to know the Father and the Son who is Jesus himself?

That what we see in one of our readings for today – John 17:3:

Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

This comes straight after Jesus had prayed two other things:

 After Jesus said this, he looked towards heaven and prayed:

‘Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.

His first prayer is that he would glorify the Father.

His second prayer is an acknowledgement of what the Father has done.

His very next prayer is that you would know the Father and the Son.

It’s very important to Jesus that you know the Father and the Son.


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These 40 days of prayer are part of our Focus on 40 as we look forward to celebrating our 40th Anniversary as a community nearer the end of February 2018. We don’t want to just be looking back on the 40 years that have already been, we want to be looking forward to the next generation and all that God has planned.