His prayer….

John 17: 1-26 is a record of quite a  conversation that Jesus had with His Father…. I used this particular section from John 17: 5-19…    

15“I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one.16“They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17“Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. 18“As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19“For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.

I took this and personalized what Jesus prayed above,  I turned this prayer for  them  into a prayer for  Philip.         “Father, I do not ask you to take Philip out of the world, but to keep Philip from the evil one.  Philip is not of the world… even as I am not of the world. Set Philip apart in me… for I am the Truth. As You sent me into the world… I send him…

Then I tied that… into what I said yesterday about why Jesus was sent… and continued the prayer.  I proclaim this almost every day…

“therefore… the Spirit of the Lord God is upon Philip as he is upon me… because the Lord has anointed Philip… to bring good news to the afflicted… he has sent Philip to bind up the brokenhearted… to proclaim liberty to captives…. and freedom to prisoners…. to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord…. the day of vengeance of our God… and to comfort all who mourn….  for this very same reason… I also have sent… Philip into the world. And for Philip’s sake I set Myself apart…. that Philip also may be set apart… in me.”

I would encourage you to proclaim this prayer of Jesus to His Father… and substitute your name in every place that I put my name.  Never know what might come of that…


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