“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in me through their word;” (John 17:20)
Jesus, we believe because of the faithful witness of those who shared the gospel with us; help us share the gospel with others who do not yet know you.
“that they all may be one, as you, Father, are in me, and I in you; that they also may be one in us, that the world may believe that you sent me.” (John 17:21)
Holy Spirit, please help all of us throughout this diocese enter into the life that Jesus shares with his father and live out their unity to that the world may believe.
“And the glory which you gave me I have given them, that they may be one just as we are one:” (John 17:22)
Father, please help us joyfully receive the glory that comes from being one in you.
“I in them, and you in me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that you have sent me, and have loved them as you have loved me.” (John 17:23)
Jesus, please help us receive your love today.
“Father, I desire that they also whom you gave me may be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory which you have given me; for you loved me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17:24)
Holy Spirit, help us find our glory in Jesus’ cross.
“O righteous Father! The world has not known you, but I have known you; and these have known that you sent me.” (John 17:25)
Father, thank you for sending Jesus to us.
“And I have declared to them your name, and will declare it, that the love with which you loved me may be in them, and I in them.” (John 17:26)
Jesus, please help us receive your love.
A word received: I AM never offended by your cries to me. I AM a father who longs to hear the voice of his children. I AM a father who longs to hold my children in my arms and comfort them. I AM a father and my arms are open wide to receive you.
Wednesday: 119:1-24; Daniel 2:17-30; 1 John 2:12-17; John 17:20-26
Thursday: 18:1-20; Daniel 2:31-49; 1 John 2:18-29; Luke 3:1-14
Notes from the Front Line
***** Pray the Diocesan Convention that we will find our unity in Jesus.