Now I’m returning to you.
I’m saying these things in the world’s hearing
So my people can experience
My joy completed in them.
The godless world hated them because of it,
Because they didn’t join the world’s ways,
Just as I didn’t join the world’s ways.
I’m not asking that you take them out of the world
But that you guard them from the Evil One.
They are no more defined by the world
Than I am defined by the world.
Make them holy—consecrated—with the truth;
Your word is consecrating truth.
In the same way that you gave me a mission in the world,
I give them a mission in the world.
I’m consecrating myself for their sakes
So they’ll be truth-consecrated in their mission. (John
Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you for your Son Jesus – for his
life he led here on earth, for his teachings, and for his sacrifice on the
cross. We thank you for your Word that has instructed us how to live in this
world that we don’t belong in. Yet our mission you have given us, is here in this world, to share
your truth with all. We ask for
forgiveness of our sins, sins against you and each other; sins where we have
neglected our mission and lived among the world, instead of keeping ourselves
Today is our final day of these 40 days of prayer and so we
pray for our nation to seek you and your will. We pray for every
heart to be softened and to turn to you God; we pray for eyes and ears to be
opened to your consecrated truth. So many live as if they never knew
you - they belong to this world, yet they call themselves your children. We pray for those individuals to have the scales removed from their eyes, for a
true repentance within their hearts and to realize that they are not right with you
We pray for our leaders to exalt you above every name and to
give you the honor and glory that you are due. We pray for a revelation to
believers and non-believers of your majesty and mercy – for a revival of every
heart in this nation. We pray for today to be the day, that this nation is
claimed as a nation united under God once and for all – never to stray again,
but forever protected by your righteous right hand.
God, you told us
in your Word, that when we come to you as a repentant nation prayerfully and humbly seeking your face, turning from our wicked ways you would hear us from Heaven, forgive us our sins and
restore our land. So we thank you in advance, for the restoration of our land
and for your mercy and grace upon us all – not for us, but for your namesake and for your glory! We give
you all the honor, praise and glory that you are due, in Jesus’ name we pray ~