“Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:” (John 17: 20, 22)
Jesus was praying for you. His loving consciousness of God and His purpose called him to pray that all be embraced in this awareness–those in his immediate presence and those whose calling would come at other ends of the world and in centuries to come. He wanted all to know the powerful grace that he himself felt from our Father-Mother-God.
Jesus loved to pray. He loved to give himself over to the word of God in each moment, listening for the right answer, the right direction, the highest standard and most loving purpose. He knew that this prayer was not a calling out to a god in the distance. He knew it was a sweet and tender consciousness of the God with whom he was always at one, the closest and most immediate presence that he could know or feel.
So his prayer came straight from the heart of God. He shared this message with us: that God’s glory was meant for us all to embrace and celebrate. He shared with his disciples then and today that we are united in God, in the Love that is never divided, localized, or lost. He prayed for those who believe in the Christ, in that truth that we are all the sons and daughters of God, brothers and sisters, worthy of prayer, worthy of healing, worthy of the glory of our divine heritage and capable in our mission of love.
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