Lord Jesus, 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 ______________________and I will choose to imitate your example. May we serve you and follow you, 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 for us that your Father will honor the one who serves you. 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 my life, in your church, and in this land you will make good on your promise and glorify your name again in our day. I pray that you, Lord Christ, may be lifted up here in our city and nation so that you may draw all men to yourself. May every man, woman, and child in our city and nation see that the time has come for the world to be judged. May we all see that in you the prince of this world may be driven out and defeated. I pray that we will come to see you as the light of the world, and choose to put our trust in you as the light so that we become sons of light. Cause us all to recognize that that those who walk in spiritual darkness do not know where they are going. I pray that we will be drawn to walk in your spiritual light so that darkness will not overtake us. Please use us this day to lift you up and draw men to your light. This I ask in your name, amen.