When someone refers to “the Lord’s prayer”, we all tend to think of “Our Father Who is in heaven…” but I have another prayer of the Lord in mind. When Jesus taught His disciples to pray in this manner and then gave them the pattern within the Lord’s prayer, that was Him teaching us how to pray. When He prayed to the Father before his arrest, trial, and crucifixion He revealed His heart. Read John 17 and pay attention to what our Lord prayed for.
We tend to become focused on God answering our prayer. How often do we think about wanting to see His prayer answered? Focus on John 17:22-23.
The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.
It is apparent from this portion of our Lord’s prayer that He wants to see unity within His church, among His disciples. Of course He wants this because it is good for us, but the bigger issue is that He wants our unity because it results in the world around us knowing that He was sent by the Father.
Take steps today toward unity within the body. Of course we stand on truth and don’t sacrifice truth just to get along, but within the confines of Biblical truth, work to stand in unity with your brothers and sisters in Christ.