The OFFICIAL LORD'S PRAYER 

(for his disciples)

JOHN 17:1-26 (NKJV)
017:001 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
017:002As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
017:003And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
017:004I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
017:005And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
Prayer for His Disciples
017:006I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
017:007Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
017:008For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
017:009I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
017:010And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
017:011And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
017:012While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
017:013And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
017:014I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Prayer for His Disciples' Mission
017:015I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
017:016They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
017:017Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
017:018As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
017:019And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
Prayer for Future Disciples
017:020Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
017:021That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
017:022And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
017:023I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
017:024Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
017:025O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
017:026And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
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