John 17:11-12 (KJV)
And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
Â Â While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
Jesus prayed that the disciples that would remain in the world after his death and resurrection. That they would remain together with the same closeness that Jesus and his father shared.
When Jesus was in the world he kept the disciples together in Godâ€™s name. Jesus lost none of the disciples except Judas who betrayed him. This betrayal was necessary to fulfill the scripture.
The disciples would remain together and begin the church the bride of Christ. Today we must continue to live by their example showing a unity of believers to a lost and dying world. Protecting each other and loosing none of brothers or sisters to the evil one.
Dear lord: Give me the strength and wisdom to help my fellow believers. So I may have the closeness to them that I have with you. So as a group we can go forward and complete the great commission.
In Jesus name I pray amen.