Unity with a Purpose
What would you ask for if you could have just one prayer? Before Jesus took the cross, He stopped and prayed a long, heart-felt prayer. Most if it was an appeal to the Father for protection over His followers in their time of need.
Then, in John 17:20-21, Jesus said, “I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.” Jesus could have prayed for anything. He didn’t pray that you would be faithful, bold or clever.
The one thing He prayed for was unity. His dream for you and I was that we would act like we were one body, sharing our victories and defeats, our resources and our passions. When He returns Jesus expects to find His church working together. You cannot be one with Christ unless you are one with your brother.