The Prayer of Jesus: Prepare for the Hour!

What would you do if you knew things were going to change dramatically for you within the hour for better or for worse?

Jesus prayed!

“After saying all these things, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son so he can give glory back to you. For you have given him authority over everyone. He gives eternal life to each one you have given him.  And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth. I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. Now, Father, bring me into the glory we shared before the world began (John 17:1-5).”

May I never forget that my purpose on this earth is not to glorify myself, but to glorify God no matter what trial or temptation lies before me. Jesus completed the work God gave him and never once did it in a way that was self-serving. He didn’t cheat the system.

As Jesus prays, he gives the answer to eternal life in this prayer. “And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth (John 17:3).” There is no way to cheat the system of eternal life.

Prepare for the hour!

Heavenly Father, I acknowledge you in this hour and believe that you died for my sins, that you were buried, and on the third day rose from the grave. I admit that I am a sinner and ask you to forgive my sins. I accept you as my Lord and Savior and accept your gift of grace and eternal life today. I promise to follow you for the rest of my life and be baptized as a believer as my first step of obedience in Jesus name, Amen!

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