Bible Passages / Lenten Meditation

Lenten Meditation-John 17:1-8 Jesus Prays for His Disciples

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After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, ‘Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, 2since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. 5So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed.

6 ‘I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; 8for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 

There is but one God the true God. To know this and tell this is the task. The teaching has ended. The students must become the teachers. And their students must become the teachers…

The world is conquered by the Word.

Prayer: Dear Lord of all I am the vessel of Your Word. Jesus fill me and I will pour forth  in the abundance of your love. Amen.

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