John 17:6-19 

Imagine being transported into the middle of the Amazon jungle. Instead of saying “Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my… ” (Wizard of Oz), it would be “Jaguars, snakes, and diseases, oh my!” as we faced the unknown dangers and fears. Wouldn’t it be calming if someone who had the power to make their words happen prayed for you – and told you they were praying this for you – “I’m watching over you. I’m protecting you!”. Now, imagine the eleven disciples in the Upper Room. Within hours, Jesus will go to the cross. They will be “transported” into the middle of a new mission and a new world – without the physical presence of Jesus. And Jesus does pray for them! Join us as we see how this prayer for the disciples applies to us in the jungle of the 21st-century world!