The prayer section has been combined with other prayers at the end…
John 17:20-26 Jesus prays for you and me!
20 “I pray not only for these, but also for those who will trust in me because of their word, 21 that they may all be one. Just as you, Father, are united with me and I with you, I pray that they may be united with us, so that the world may believe that you sent me.
God is re-creating the paradise which was lost in the garden of Eden, by creating new hearts and minds out of His creation. It will be His new family.
22 The glory which you have given to me, I have given to them; so that they may be one, just as we are one — 23 I united with them, and you with me, so that they may be completely one, and the world thus realize that you sent me, and that you have loved them just as you have loved me.
Creation was returning to its Creator. What Jesus did ended the night of Satan’s reign of destruction. He paid the price to have back those in slavery. He had created those He then also paid to have back.
24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am; so that they may see my glory, which you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
We belong to Christ now and belong to a different Kingdom.
25 Righteous Father, the world has not known you, but I have known you, and these people have known that you sent me. 26 I made your name known to them, and I will continue to make it known; so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I myself may be united with them.” Complete Jewish Bible
The day is coming when normal service will be resumed! Creator and creation will again be in harmony – God’s family in perfect harmony…
- Today’s Verse…
Who is Jesus? – John 17:24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am; so that they may see my glory, which you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
- Today’s Challenge
Complete Jewish Bible
V.25 “Righteous Father,
a). the world has not known you,
b). but I have known you, and these people have known that you sent me…”
Do you ‘KNOW’ the ‘Righteous Father’ yet?
Prayer and Praise
“… He went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.” Matthew 14:23.
Jesus said, “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” Matthew 26:40,
so we start our journey of giving God time to work in us, by praying along with this hymn… Jesus is the answer … Andre Crouch
- The world. (ie ‘For those in authority.’)
- The ‘suffering church.’ https://barnabasfund.org/nz/pray/daily-prayer/#previous-dates
- Your own situation. (Suggest ‘needs’ rather than ‘wants’.)
Jesus taught His disciples what we call ‘The Lord’s Prayer’; (Luke 11).
Listen here to Albert Malotte’s ‘The Lord’s Prayer’.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever;- Amen.
Second Reading – John 17;20-26 Contemporary English Version
20 I am not praying just for these followers. I am also praying for everyone else who will have faith because of what my followers will say about me. 21 I want all of them to be one with each other, just as I am one with you and you are one with me. I also want them to be one with us. Then the people of this world will believe that you sent me.
22 I have honored my followers in the same way you honored me, in order that they may be one with each other, just as we are one. 23 I am one with them, and you are one with me, so they may become completely one. Then this world’s people will know that you sent me. They will know that you love my followers as much as you love me.
24 Father, I want everyone you have given me to be with me, wherever I am. Then they will see the glory you have given me, because you loved me before the world was created.
25 Good Father, the people of this world don’t know you. But I know you, and my followers know that you sent me. 26 I told them what you are like, and I will tell them even more. Then the love you have for me will become part of them, and I will be one with them.
‘I treasure your Word in my heart, so that I won’t sin against you.’ Psalm 119:11