John 14.13 – “Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”
I pray for your kingdom to come in earth as it is in heaven.
As we focus on today’s prayer promise, let’s consider what it means for the Father to be glorified in the Son.
The glory that our popular culture presents is that of Instagram fame, television appearances, adoring fans and the like.
The literal meaning of glory in the Bible is “to uncover the character of God.” When God is glorified, his character and his very nature is able to be clearly seen.
One of my great joys over the last fifteen years or so, is to be a witness to God’s healing and transforming power with people who had previously been slaves to addiction, violence, crime, and brokenness. The common element of their story is that someone prayed for them.
As God answers the prayers of loving family and friends, his true character is revealed. He loves the addict, the criminal, broken people and more. He conquers people not by smashing them, but by making them his friend. This is true glory – the glory of God’s character.
Do you know someone who is still suffering because of self-centeredness, self-pleasing, self, self and more of self? God promises to hear your prayers and to reveal his character as he does so. Don’t give up! Your prayers are very important to your loved ones and to God’s plan.