A Church of Prayer
Filled with joy.
“I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.” John 17:13(NIV)
Making pure and holy.
“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” John 17:17(NIV)
My character revealed through their obedience.
“All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them.” John 17:10(NIV)
Same objectives as myself.
“As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.” John 17:18(NIV),
“He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read.  The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:  “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed,  to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”” Luke 4:16-19(NIV)
Their unity mimics the unity I and the Father have.
“I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name– the name you gave me– so that they may be one as we are one.” John 17:11(NIV),
“that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.  I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one:  I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” John 17:21-23(NIV)
Effect on Outsiders
Their unity causes outsiders to realize that the Father sent Me and loves them.
“I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” John 17:23(NIV)
People believe in Me because of their testimonies.
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,” John 17:20(NIV)
The people know the Father’s love.
“I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” John 17:26(NIV)
They look forward to seeing my glory.
“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.” John 17:24(NIV)
The evil one poses no threat to these people.
“My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.” John 17:15(NIV)
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I invite You into my life.
I believe You died for me and that Your blood pays
for my sins and provides me with the gift of eternal life.
By faith I receive that gift, and
I acknowledge You as my Lord and Savior. Amen.