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May 8, 2022

Scripture: John 17:14-19

In praying for His own, Jesus asks the Father to do several things for them.  He prays that the Father will keep them (Jn 17:11,15).  He prays that they would experience Jesus' own joy (Jn 17:13).  Next, Jesus prays that the Father would 'sanctify' believers (Jn 17:17,19).

The root of the word...

May 1, 2022

Scripture Reading: John 17:12-19

In this wonderful prayer for His disciples, Jesus requests four things from the Father.  The first is that the Father would keep those whom He had given to His Son (Jn 17:11).  The second request is that Jesus' disciples would experience Jesus' joy.  "But now I am coming to you, and...

Apr 24, 2022

Scripture: John 17:10-17

The first request Jesus makes in this glorious prayer is found in verse 11 … "Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me."  Jesus is asking the Father to hold on to these disciples, keeping them aligned with God's name.  God's name represents who He is.  To be kept 'in His...

Apr 10, 2022

Scritpture Reading John 17:6-11

Continuing in His glorious prayer, Jesus turns His focus from the glory of the Father and the Son to the needs of His disciples. He knows they are sorrowful and that their grief will increase the next day.

In this prayer, Jesus is clear that He is not praying for the world but for these...