| John 17: 1-11a
Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come. Give glory to your son, so that your son may glorify you, just as you gave him authority over all people, so that your son may give eternal life to all you gave him. Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ. I glorified you on earth by accomplishing the work that you gave me to do. Now glorify me, Father, with you, with the glory that I had with you before the world began.
"I revealed your name to those whom you gave me out of the world. They belonged to you, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you gave me is from you, because the words you gave to me I have given to them, and they accepted them and truly understood that I came from you, and they have believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for the ones you have given me, because they are yours, and everything of mine is yours and everything of yours is mine, and I have been glorified in them. And now I will no longer be in the world, but they are in the world, while I am coming to you."
Today's prayer intention - for those who are suffering with cancer.
There are times when I am praying with my fiance that when I say something, she nods her head in agreement. I do the same, even if I am not aware of it.
To be able to hear the prayer of another person is an intimate thing. I have heard the prayers of those who were praying desperately for healing. I have heard the prayers of those who wanted to find their way. It is intimate to hear what we desire to say to Our Father in Heaven.
Upon hearing the prayer of Christ to the Father, I think about what is intimate and close to His heart. It is us ... it is you. He desires that you know Him. He desires that you will be His.
As we hear the prayer of Our Lord today, may we give glory to Him as the Father glorifies Him. Let us honor the prayer of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Take care and God Bless.