17 After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, 2 since you have given him authority over all people,[a] to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. 4 I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. 5 So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed.
6 “I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word.
I thank you, God, that I am one of the many whom Jesus gave thanks for. Thank you for showing me in the written word, the Word made flesh. Thank you for calling me to my place and my purpose as a follower of Jesus who keeps your word. Thank you for your eternal mark on me. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.