Before Jesus was betrayed by Judas, he prayed to our Father for us. He prayed to our Father on our behalf.
Jesus prayed that we may be one, just as he and God are one. That we may have his joy in ourselves. That God would keep us from evil, because we are not of this world, and set us apart to the truth of God’s word.
Just as God is in Jesus, Jesus is in us, that we may be perfect in Him, and be with him where he is.
If God loves us so much, why can’t our love for someone who has wronged us, be at the very less, an ounce of God’s love from within us?
Let God’s love for you show in forgiveness to others.
John 17: 6 (KJV) – I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept they word.
John 17:11 (KJV) – 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.
John 17:13 (KJV) – and now come I to thee, and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
John 17:15-17 (KJV) – I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
John 17:23 (KJV) – 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.