Prayer by Jesus for You

Father, I revealed your name to
those whom you gave me out of the world.
They belonged to you, and you gave them to me.

I pray for them.
I do not pray for the world but
for the ones you have given me.
Holy Father, keep them so that they may be one just as we are.

I gave them your word, and the world hated them,
because they do not belong to the world
any more than I belong to the world.
I do not ask that you take them out of the world but
that you keep them from the evil one.

Consecrate them in the truth.
As you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world.

I pray also for those who will believe in me through their word,
so that they may all be one, as you, Father are in me and I in you,
that they also may be in us; I in them and you in me.

Father, they are your gift to me.
I wish that where I am they also may be with me.

John 17:1-24