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John chapter 17
1 When Jesus had finished saying all these things
he looked up to heaven and said ...

"Father, the time has come. Reveal the glory of your Son so that he can give the glory back to you.
2 For you have given him authority over every man and woman in all the earth. He gives eternal life to each one you have given him.
3 And this is the way to have eternal life - by knowing you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth!
4 I brought glory to you here on earth by doing everything you told me to.
5 And now, Father, reveal my glory as I stand in your presence, the glory we shared before the world began.

6 "I have told these men all about you. They were in the world, but then you gave them to me. Actually, they were always yours, and you gave them to me; and they have obeyed you.
7 Now they know that everything I have is a gift from you,
8 for I have passed on to them the commands you gave me; and they accepted them and know of a certainty that I came down to earth from you, and they believe you sent me.

9 "My plea is not for the world but for those you have given me because they belong to you.
10 And all of them, since they are mine, belong to you; and you have given them back to me with everything else of yours, and so they are my glory!
11 Now I am leaving the world, and leaving them behind, and coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your own care - all those you have given me - so that they will be united just as we are, with none missing.
12 During my time here I have kept safe within your family all of these you gave me. I guarded them so that not one perished, except the son of hell, as the Scriptures foretold.

13 "And now I am coming to you. I have told them many things while I was with them so that they would be filled with my joy.
14 I have given them your commands. And the world hates them because they don't fit in with it, just as I don't.
15 I'm not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from Satan's power.

Thank You, Lord Jesus, for loving me, and praying for me!