Passage: John 17:11b-12a, 14-19 (NIV) – Jesus prays for us.
“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. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me.”
“I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.”
May we praise Him and, through Him and the Word, be sanctified. May we be cleansed and set apart for service and holy living. (inspired by Reflecting God – Devotions for Holy Living, WordAction Publishing Company)