“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, although the world has not know You, yet I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me; and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.” John 17:22-26
Lord God, what is glorious about being Your Child is that I am one with you–Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And I am one with all those who call upon Your Name in faith. The words that You spoke to Your disciples are words meant for every believer. By Your Spirit may Your love be shed abroad through me in word and deed that the world may know You. Forgive me for my pettiness, my divisiveness, my self-serving attitude that would seek glory for itself. Thank You for loving me, for giving me identity and purpose in this life. To You and You alone I give all glory and praise! In Jesus’ name, Amen.