The Lord’s prayer is certainly the most wonderful, beautiful prayer of all scripture. He prayed it for those who were His. It is a prayer of rich encouragement, strength, and boldness.
“And now come I to Thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have My joy fulfilled in themselves” John 17:13 (KJV).
Jesus is speaking in the world, because His disciples are called out of the world, to Himself. He intends for all those who believe in Him – trust Him – to have great joy. He desires that His joy be fulfilled in all those who trust Him. Since He has prayed for it we shall have it.
We must realize, though, that when we get away from Him, that joy will wane, and then, we will be wondering what has happened. There is no greater joy than the joy which we receive through faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
The joy fulfilled in us; given to us by Jesus is greatly fulfilled as we live out the faith which has been given to us by Him.
You desire joy. True joy can only be found in Jesus. He has prayed for us to have joy. No one else has done so much that we might have it, and to have it to the full.
-Tim A. Blankenship