As Jesus is about to sacrifice Himself on the cross, we see how Jesus prays for His people. In particular, He prays for the Father to provide heavenly protection and unity, as Jesus prepares to leave the earth.
“I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one.”
Jesus prays for believers because we have been specially chosen out of the world to follow Him. Notice how He states that He is not praying for the world, because they do not belong to the Father nor live in accordance with His will. The powerful connection between the Son and the Father is amazing, and we should follow Jesus’ passion to glorify the Father in all that we do.
The fact that Jesus is intervening through divine protection over our lives can leave us rest assured that He is with us during this pandemic, and even post-pandemic. God never planned to abandon us. He is always with us, and will guide us through what to seems to be an uncertain, difficult and challenging time.