"I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you. For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me.
The loving relationship of the Son to the Father is so evident in this prayer. The heart cry of Christ to honor and glorify his Father rings loudly and true in these verses. There is such a humility evident in these words. It helps me to understand the attitude that I should have when I pray. When I embrace this part of the prayer I set my heart in line with his.
In these few words the Lord Jesus helps us to be thankful, even when we are in need, by showing us that everything we have is from God. He helps us to know that the purpose of our prayer life is manifest the name of God to those who hurt and are in need. And the Lord's words challenges us to believe by keeping the word of God in deed and prayer.
Dear Lord, please help me to manifest and glorify your name today.