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Week 40 Day 4
a conversation with the divine
expressed in many forms and emotions
an act of panic
an exercise in wanting
and experience of waiting
a reaching out for the holy hand
a leading into and through places unknown
a breathing in and breathing out of the divine
that will not be heard and forgiven
that cannot be made a part of prayer
no part of life
that is beyond the redeeming power of prayer
no experience in life
that cannot be enriched through prayer
Jesus prayed for the disciples
and he prayed for us
we would be one
his joy would be in us
the Father would keep us in the fold
and safe from the evil one
so that the world may believe in Jesus
because they see the Father's love in us
this is what he asks the Father for
AT ONE WITH EACH OTHER
His parting prayer -- unity among those who believe.
1Jesus lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: "Father,
the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also
may glorify You, 2and give eternal life to as many as You
have given Him. 3This is eternal life, that they may know
You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have
sent. 4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished
the work which You have given Me to do.
6"I have manifested Your name to those whom You
have given Me. They were Yours, You gave them to Me,
and they have kept Your word. 8 I have given to them the
words which You have given Me; they have received them, and believed that You sent Me.
9"I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those
whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. 10All Mine
are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them.
11"Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the
world, and I come to You, Holy Father, to keep those You
have given Me, that they may be one as We are.
12"While I was with them in the world, I kept them in
Your name; and none of them is lost except the son of
perdition, that Scripture might be fulfilled.
13"These things I speak in the world, that they may have
My joy fulfilled in themselves. 14 I have given them Your
word; and the world has hated them because they are not
of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not pray
that You should take them out of the world, but that You
should keep them from the evil one.
17"Sanctify them by Your truth. 18As You have sent
Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.
20"I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who
will believe in Me through their word; 21that 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 You
sent Me, 23and have loved them as You have loved Me.
24"Father, I desire that those You gave Me may be with
Me where I am, and behold the glory which You have given
Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.
25"Righteous Father! These have known that You sent
Me. 26 I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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