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Gospel for the Thursday of the 7th Week of Easter

John 17:20-26

Summary: Jesus prays for unity among his followers, reflecting the oneness with the Father, to reveal his mission and divine love to the world. He expresses a wish for his followers to see his glory and know the love of the Father.

Unity and Love in Jesus' Prayer

Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed saying: “I pray not only for these, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me.

And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me.

Father, they are your gift to me. I wish that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world. Righteous Father, the world also does not know you, but I know you, and they know that you sent me.

I made known to them your name and I will make it known, that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in them.”

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