“At the Last Supper, Jesus prayed to the Father on behalf of His apostles: “Holy Father, keep them in Your name . . . Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world. And I consecrate Myself so that they also may be consecrated in truth. My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as You are in Me and I am in You. May they also be in Us, so that the world may believe that You have sent Me” (Jn 17:19-21).
“Jesus Christ said this prayer to God the Father on the night before He died. In the face of death, a person’s last words carry a weight of importance, exposing their innermost thought. As Jesus spent His whole public ministry ‘showing’ us the Father, so now on the evening before he died, He sealed it with this priestly prayer. Therefore, since Christ included all of us in this prayer, should this not compel us to personally live out our vocation by consecrating ourselves formally to this perfect Plan of God the Father?”
(Reprinted and edited with permission from God the Father Calls).