"I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours." John 17:9
See that? He wasn't just praying for everyone in general, but for us in particular. He had you in mind.
"I have given them your word, and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world." John 17:14
You know those days when you feel like you're so imperfect that not even God can truly forgive you? You're no longer of this world.
"My prayer is not that you take them out of the world, but that you protect them from the evil one." John 17:15
We are not meant to hide our faith, to remove ourselves from the world. God is protecting us.
"As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world." John 17:18
Jesus himself sent us out. He gave us a mission.
"My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message." John 17:20
He didn't just pray for his disciples, he was praying for everyone who comes to know him. No matter when you come to know him, he prayed for you.
"Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am" John 12:24
He wants us.
"Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” John 17:25-26
Isn't that beautifully amazing?! I was just--just overcome by the fact that Jesus prayed for me.
Hope the rest of your day is wonderful!