Lord Jesus, I pray that your Spirit will be released into the lives of my family, my friends, and my neighbors, that we all will come to know of your many miraculous signs and put our faith in you, just as many did in your own day. I am so bold to ask that your work would so continue today through your followers that, as the Pharisees feared, everyone would come to believe in you. May ______________________ and I come to recognize that you died not just for the Jewish nation, but also for us Gentiles, the scattered children of God, to bring us together with them and make us one. I pray that in our own day great crowds would publicly worship you as the one who comes in the name of the Lord, and as the rightful king of Israel and of all men. I pray that the whole world, beginning here in our own city and nation, will go after you and put their faith in you. I embrace the analogy you give here of the kernel of wheat. Like a kernel of wheat that falls to the ground and dies, so you gave your life when your hour had come. And just as a kernel of wheat, when it dies, produces many seeds, so you have given life to many through your death and resurrection. We see your humanity on display here, as your heart became troubled as the hour of your death drew near. And yet you knew that you had come to that hour for that very reason, to lay down your life for the world. I thank you for not saving yourself from that hour but laying down your life for us. I pray that we will imitate your example and be willing to serve you and follow you, so that where you are, we also may be. May we accept your warning that if we love our life, we will lose it, but that if we hate our life in this world we will keep it for eternal life. I claim your promise that your Father will honor the one who serves you. I pray that we may worship you extravagantly and without reserve as Mary did. Father, your voice thundered from heaven, declaring that you had glorified your own name in the past and would glorify it again, just as Jesus asked you to. I pray that in our lives, in our church, in this community, and in this nation you will make good on your promise and glorify your name again in our day. These requests I present to you in the name of Jesus, amen.