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,
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