“Neither for these only do I pray, but for them also that believe on me through their word; that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us: that the world may believe that thou didst send me. And the glory which thou hast given me I have given unto them; that they may be one, even as we are one; I in them, and thou in me, that they may be perfected into one; that the world may know that thou didst send me, and lovedst them, even as thou lovedst me” (John 17:20-23).
The actual substance and purpose of Jesus’ prayer before His Father for His followers was for their unity with one another. Salvation has never been merely about an individual and his or her God; God desires us to be reconciled to each other as well as to be reconciled in Him. We do well to work together in the Body of Christ!