Take me into forever with You, Jesus. Etch Your Word upon my heart. Make Your triumphant entrance despite my rebellious resistance. Only Your sacrifice and willingness to step into my place, taking the punishment I deserve, has granted me worthiness in the sight of my God. Lord, I submit to Your teaching and choose You over me. Great King of glory, let Your superlative grace define me. Thank You for giving me all that You are. Thank You for the imputed righteousness which now identifies me in Christ Jesus. Thank You for surprising me with Your love. Consume Your beloved with fiery passion and zeal for Your Word until everything harmful within me, every disobedience, and any unfaithfulness turns to ash which is easily blown away by Your Spirit. Pull me into the inner chambers of Your heart, Lord God, as I cry out with longing for Your abiding presence. May the swiftness of Your Spirit encompass all of me, breaking away all worldly entanglements of a perishing existence without You. Thank You for being my Savior. Under the mighty Word of my Savior’s prayer in John 17:8-10 and the authority of Christ Jesus, I bow in worship.
For I gave them the words You gave Me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from You, and they believed that You sent Me. I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given Me, for they are Yours. All I have is Yours, and all You have is Mine. And glory has come to Me through them.
John 17:8-10, NIV