Scripture Focus…
John 17 from the Passion Translation
Jesus Finished the Father's Work
This is what Jesus prayed as He looked up into heaven: "Father, the time has come. Unveil the glorious splendor of your Son so that I will magnify your glory! (2) You have already given me authority over all people so that I may give the gift of eternal life to all those that you have given to me. (3) Eternal life means to know and experience you as the only true God, and to know and experience Jesus Christ, as the Son whom you have sent. (4) I have shown the world your glory by faithfully doing everything you've told me to do. (5) So my Father, restore me back to the glory that we shared together when we were face to face before the universe was created."
Jesus Prays for His Disciples
(6) "Father, I have manifested who you really are and I have revealed you to the men and women that you gave to me. They were your, and you gave them to me, and they have fastened your Word firmly to their hearts. (7) And now at last they know that everything I have is a gift from you, (8) And the very words you gave to me to speak I have passed on to them. They have received your words and carry them in their hearts. They are convinced that I have come from your presence, and they have fully believed that you sent me to represent you. (9) So with deep love, I pray for my disciples. I'm not asking on behalf of the unbelieving world, but for those who belong to you, those you have given me. (10) For all who belong to me now belong to you. And all who belong to you now belong to me as well, and my glory is revealed through their surrendered lives. (11) "Holy Father, I am about to leave this world to return and be with you, but my disciples will remain here. So I ask that by the power of your name – protect each one that you have given me, and watch over them so that they will be united as one, even as we are one. (12) While I was with these that you have given me, I have kept them safe by the power of your name. Not one of them is lost, except the one that was destined to be lost, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled. (13) "But now I am returning to you so Father, I pray that they will experience and enter into my joyous delight in you so that it is fulfilled in them and overflows. (14) I have placed your Word within them and that is why the unbelieving world hates them. For their allegiance is no longer to this world because I am not of this world. (15) I am not asking that you remove them from the world, but I ask that you guard their hearts from evil, (16) For they no longer belong to this world any more than I do. (17) "Your Word is truth! So make them holy by the truth. (18) I have commissioned them to represent me just as you commissioned me to represent you. (19) And now I dedicate myself to them as a holy sacrifice so that they will live as fully dedicated to God and be made holy by your truth.
Jesus Prays for You
(20) "And I ask not only for these disciples, but also for all those who will one day believe in me through their message. (21) I pray for them all to be joined together as one even as you and I, Father, are joined together as one. I pray for them to become one with us so that the world will recognize that you sent me. (22) For the very glory you have given to me I have given them so that they will be joined together as one and experience the same unity that we enjoy. (23) You live fully in me and now I live fully in them so that they will experience perfect unity, and the world will be convinced that you have sent me, for they will see that you love each one of them with the same passionate love that you have for me. (24) "Father, I ask that you allow everyone that you have given to me, to reign at our side, for I want them to be where I am! Then they will see my full glory- the very splendor that you have placed upon me because you have loved me even before the beginning of time. (25) "You are my righteous Father, but the unbelieving world has never known you in the perfect way that I know you! And all those who believe in me also know that you have sent me! (26) I have revealed to them who you are and I will continue to make you even more real to them, so that they may experience the same endless love that you have for me, for your live will now live in them, even as I live in them!"
Prayed…
Father, we thank You for Your precious Holy Spirit
We receive an even greater revelation of Your love for us, Lord
The power of Your Holy Spirit is actively working in each and every believer
Thank You that the prayer that was prayed in John 17 will come to pass
Believing that we will recognize it, realize it, and walk in it!
We lift up the body of Christ today, that we would be united in these last days
Father, we take authority over division of every kind
Praying for wholeness and a united purpose in the body of Christ, today!
We ask that Your will would be carried out, Father
Pleading the blood of Jesus over those in positions of authority
Lifting them up before You, give them the strength to do what You have called them to do, Lord
We plead the blood of Jesus over each and every leader
Give those leaders the strength to rise up in these last days
They will lead the Church, and the Church will rise up and go further than they have ever been before!
Thank You, Father, for the shed blood and the broken body of Jesus
The Church will march ahead step by step, by step
Continually contending for more and more of You, Lord
We believe that the best is yet to come!
There are greater days ahead for the Church of the living God!
Calling for an increase on every side, increase in revelation and an increase in the knowledge of You, Lord
We are looking for a turn and a change!
There is no limit to the love You have for us, Father
You have called each and every one of us to this day and to this time
By Your mercy and by Your grace, give us the strength to finish this leg of the race
Melt and mold our hearts, by Your Spirit, O God!
We are humbled by Your love, Father
Praying that we would be secure in the Father's love for us
Take away all the shame, Father, all the shame!
There is a greater restoration on the horizon
Grant us utterance in the Holy Ghost, give us words from heaven, today!
Words to declare, words to pierce and to penetrate the hearts of believers, words to build up and tear down
You are making a way where there seemed to be no way!
Smooth those things out, Lord
Fill in those low places, remove those stumbling blocks!
Clear it up and clear it out!
Expansion, of and by Your Spirit, O God!
We apply the blood of Jesus right there; we open that up by Your Spirit
Calling those things open in Jesus' name!
Exiting out of the old, and entering into the new
Give us the spirit of seeing and knowing, positioned by Your Spirit
That we would be fully confident in what You have called us to do
Conform us to Your image, to Your likeness, Father
We know Your voice, and no other voice will we follow!
Pleading the blood of Jesus over Your words, Your direction, Your purpose, and Your plans
You have plans for cities, plans for communities, plans for churches and schools!
There is a plan for supernatural change and direction, Lord
We lift up the transition in the Church and in this nation
You have placed each and every one for a specific plan and purpose
They have all the equipment they need to fulfill Your destiny
There are time-released anointings placed on the earth for such a time as this!
Grant them a spirit of seeing and knowing, eyes to see the truth of Your Word
Give them wisdom on how to negotiate and how to navigate
We loose angels and ministering spirits to assist, accompany, and to preserve us, Father
Calling for supernatural strength and a quickening of Your Spirit in these last days
It is in the finishing; we will finish strong all the way through
Every step, every change, and every turn is covered in the blood of Jesus!
Soften our hearts and our ears to hear the words You are speaking
Those things are turning in the right direction and in the right way
There is a great strengthening in the body today, Lord
Each and every one joined together by Your Spirit
Praying that each and every believer would bring their supply
That there would be nothing missing and nothing broken
Combinations, operations, and functions of Your Spirit
Supernatural aid and assistance linking shields of faith together
Together we can, together we will, and together we shall!
Casting off and laying aside those old ways and those hindrances
No limitations in Jesus' name!
We take those steps in faith; there is a shift taking place today!
Arise from that place, arise from that place!
Breaking out, breaking through, and breaking forth!
It is a new day, a day of the Lord, a day of increase
We take our place, we take our position, and we sit on the seat assigned by the Spirit of God
Declaring that each and every one would bring their supply, to bear upon the work of the kingdom
No, we will not sit in another seat, but we will take the seat assigned to us by the Spirit
Father, put us in a place that we can maximize Your power and maximize the anointing glory
Thank You, Father, for the angels that You have assigned to assist us and enable us to fulfill Your purpose and plan
Give us strength, Lord, that we would not be burdened or grow weary
There is provision there, there is increase there, and there is supply there!
Each and every one would be obedient to Spirt of Christ in them and would submit to the counsel of the Holy Ghost
We tremble before You, Father
No, we are not our own, we were bought with a price, with the precious blood of Jesus
Surrendering our wills to do Your will
Praying that Your mandates and purpose would be magnified and established in the earth