Jesus Prays for his Disciples .
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 11:41:26 AM
|Jesus Prays for his Disciples. After Jesus finished saying this , he looked up to heaven and said : “ Father , the hour has come .Give glory to your Son , that the Son may give glory to you .For you gave him authority over all men , so that he might give eternal life to all those you gave him . And this eternal life : for men to know you , the only true God , and to know Jesus Christ, whomyou sent . I showed your glory on earth ; I finished the work you gave me to do . O Father ! Give me glory in your presence now , the same glory I had with you before the world was made . “ I have made you known to the men you gave me out of the world . They belonged to you , and you gave them to me . They have obeyed your word ,and now they know that everything you gave me comes from you , and they believe that you sent me . “ I pray for them . I do not pray for the world , but for the men you gave me , because they belong to you . All shown through them . And now I am coming to you ; I am no longer in the world , but they are in the world . O holy Father ! Kepp them safe by the power of your name, the name you gave me , so they may be one just as you and I are one . While Iwas with them I kept them safe by the power of your name , the name you gave me . I protected them ,and not one of them was lost , except the man who was bound to be lost ___ that the scripture might come true . And now I am coming to you , and I say these things in the world so that they might have my joy in theb hearts ,in all its fulness . I gave them your message and the world hated them , because they do not belong to the world , just as I do not belong to to the world . I do not ask you to take them out of the world , but I do aks you to keep them safe from the Evil one . Just as I do not belong to the world , they do not belong to the world .Make them your own , by means of the truth ; your word is truth . I sent them in to the world just as you sent me into the world .And for their sake I give myself to you , in order that they , too, may truly belong to you . “ I do not pray only for them , but also for those who believe in me because of their message . I pray that they may all be one . O Father ! May they be in us , just as you are in me and I am in you . May they be one , so that the world will believe that you sent me . I gave them the same glory you gave me , so that they may be one , just as you and I are one : I in them and You in me , so they may be completely one ,in order that the world may know that you sent me and that you love them as you love me . O , Father ! You have given them to me , I want them to be with me where I am , so they may see my glory , the glory you gave me ; for you loved me before the world was made . O righteous Father ! The world does not know you ,but I know you ,and these know that you sent me . I made you known ton them and I will continue to do so , in order that the love you have for me may be in them , and I may be in them .”|