Father, hold me up with Your Righteous Right Arm, and give me boldness that I will make Your Name known to others (John 17:6).

Let me be faithful and obedient to bring into the Kingdom those to whom I am assigned (Mark 16; John 17:6,7). I know that just as You have chosen me, You also have chosen others, some of whom You have assigned for me to plant seeds, or minister to in some way, for You “chose us in the Messiah before the foundation of the world  . . . . predestined us for adoption as sons through Messiah Yeshua . . .” (Eph.1:4,5). Although You already know who will come to You, You work through Your people to bring Your will to fruition. And I thank You, Lord, that I can be useful in some way.  

I thank-You, heavenly Father for the privilege of being an heir to the Kingdom, and that i am “also heirs—heirs of God and joint-heirs with Messiah” (Rom.8:17). Everything that Jesus/Yeshua was given, and taught, has been passed on to me/to us, so we would do likewise (John 17:8). I understand that I therefore inherit whatever work there is to do, not only eternal life and blessings. And so put me to work, Lord. For You chose me  “so that I would go and produce fruit” (John 15:16), not just so I could feel good.

Just as Jesus/Yeshua listened for the Father’s Words, I want to keep my ears and eyes open, so that i will not miss a message, so that I will know what You would have me think, speak, or do in any/every situation. Gift me, more and more each day, to know Your voice through Your Holy Spirit, and to trust, listen, & obey.

Thank-You, Father, for Jesus/Yeshua’s beautiful heart of Love that prayed for me/for us who would believe, even in the Garden, as He faced His pending death on the Cross, that He was praying, asking on my/our behalf: “I ask on their behalf. Not on behalf of the world do I ask, but on behalf of those You have given Me, for they are Yours” (John 17:9). I ask now for this glorious, self-sacrificing supernatural heart of love that I also would plead for the souls of others, interceding on their behalf. I want to follow this beautiful model of intercession based on this burden of love for the eternal destiny of those so lost they do not know that they need a Saviour. Make me to step up to the plate when the situation arises that i can also bring prayers of healing, deliverance to life, for “Freely I have received, let me freely give” (Matt.10:8); for You  “have given me authority to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; & nothing will harm me” (Lk.10:19).  I pray as Yeshua, now, for my own family members, for those in my household: All mine are Yours,” (John 17:10), and I ask You to bring them to You now. And I pray all these things in Jesus/Yeshua’s Name. Amen.

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