Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Thankful Thursdays- Jesus Prays

Jesus Prays for All Believers

For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.
"My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. "Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. "Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me.
I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them." John 17:19-26

I give thanks today because Christ took the time to pray for me.
He had me on His mind, in His thoughts. He brought me before the Father that I might abide in unity with them, become one, that I would know He loved me and know the Father through Him.

I give thanks because God cares.

I give thanks for prayer, when I need the Lord all I have to do is lift my voice in prayer and when words won’t flow from my mouth my heart cries out and God hears.

I give thanks for hymns, psalms and songs which lift my Savior in praise. And when I can’t follow the tune or forget the words, I just have to make a joyful noise and it is music to the Father’s ears. Thanks to musicians, song writers, singers who put my heart to words through the power of the Holy Spirit.

I give thanks for true moments of worship, when God allows me in His Presence and allow me to touch Him, know Him and honor Him; moments when God takes me to a place where we become one and I am in awe because He would take me to such a place, His sanctuary.
I give thanks for strength that reaches down from heaven and empower me to do the impossible.

I give thanks because God’s has shown me He hears my heart and He approves of even my smallest attempts to be pleasing in His sight.

I give thanks for Love, Truth, and Goodness,

More thankful thurdays


Grammy said...

You wrote a heartfelt thankful list. My prayers are with you. Happy tt.

Shelby (formerly Willow) said...

This is amazing. I had done a read-through of John a short while back and had COMPLETELY missed the significance of these verses; How powerful is it that He prayed for all the FUTURE believers!!!!

I am excited and humbled (hard to be both at the same time but I am!) by this passage which you've shared today. THANK YOU.

Sharon said...

I am so thankful that he cares for ME, for you and for all future believers! What a awesome God!!
You wrote this so beautifully, that I know you touched God's heart, and you so touched mine.
Have a blessed and Beautiful day my friend

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

Beautiful post!

Debra said...

Love, Truth and Goodness...what a beautiful TT post. Thank you for sharing it with us today.

Blessings to you!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Gotta love that Jesus- He is our friend, savior, confidant! Nothing like thinking of Him interceding on our behalf! Happy TT and thanks for a great post!

Laurie Ann said...

What a precious, worshipful and thankful post. I'm so thankful for prayer, too, the one He prayed for us and the knowledge that we can pray and He hears and grants our requests. Happy Thankful Thursday!

Denise said...

So beautiful, love you.

Joyfulsister said...

what an anointing I felt as I started reading this post!! The Lord took the time to pray for us and prepared himself as a sacrifice to die for our sins. I am worshipping him right here and right now!!!

Luv ya Lorie

Joyfulsister said...

God Chaser..
Hi Sis, Thanks for your visit today ((((Hugz)))
I think we both have grown so much during our blogging journey. You have blessed so much from the first time we met, your fire for the Lord has never flickered, in fact it has been a blazing fire of glory . Keep writing for the Lord you are reaching many of our sistahs.

Luv ya Lorie

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