One of the descriptions of Jesus in the Bible is that He is our Great Intercessor. If you have ever met a person who is called to be an intercessor, you know the power of that calling. The true intercessors that I have met are single-focused, steadfast, loyal, faith-filled, and zealous with a ton of tenacity to keep going in prayer, even when everyone else around them couldn’t care less about prayer.
Jesus is the ultimate Intercessor for us. Here, in His last minutes before His death, He was thinking about His disciples. He was praying for God the Father to keep them steadfast. He was praying that they would not be moved. He was declaring over them that He was going to KEEP them through His name.
His prayer continues even today as He stands on the right-hand side of the Father.
Hebrews says, "But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens..." Hebrews 7:24-26
These verses give me so much comfort because I know He has me. He won't let me fall too far that He can't reach me. He is praying for ME day and night, all the time interceding to the Father that I will be kept in Him. He will not lose me! He will not let me go!
If Jesus is continually praying for me, why wouldn't I want to join in with Him in those prayer meetings? Every moment, of every day, I have the opportunity to hear His heart and His prayers and pray alongside Him for myself, my family, and others.
Jesus is constantly praying for His Church—His Body. As I get closer to His heart, my heart cries out more and more for His Church to come into the fullness of everything that Jesus wants us to walk in. His heart is beating for us. He is praying for us.
Do we trust Him enough to spend some of our time joining with Him in prayer for the Church and the harvest of people still yet to be found?
He is PRAYING. He is keeping and holding you and me steady through His prayers.