[H]e always lives to intercede.
Jesus was—and is—a praying man.
He got up early in the morning and sought a solitary place to pray (Mk 1:35). He prayed all night before choosing his apostles (Lk 6:12–13). After a hard day’s work, he retreated to a mountainside to pray (Mt 14:23). He fervently prayed in Gethsemane (Mt. 26:39–43).
He singled out individuals and prayed for them (Lk 22:31–32).
He prayed for those who crucified him (Lk 23:34).
In the longest of his recorded prayers (John 17), he prayed for himself (vv. 1–5), for the apostles (vv. 6–19), and for the church universal (vv. 20–26).
And now, in heaven, he has his eye on you and is praying for you (Rom 8:34; Heb 7:25; 1 Jn 2:1).
Think of it! Right this moment, as you’re
reading this sentence, Jesus is praying for you.