Heavenly Father, good morning! I welcome a new day. I welcome a new day with you. Thank you for letting me begin again today, to begin anew, to begin anew with you! And thank you for the scripture confirming again that your daughter Lindsey is indeed a child of God being gathered into one!
And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation; And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad. Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death. Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went thence unto a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples. (John 11:49-54)
Lord, I am here with joy today because I am beginning another 40 days of prayer for your daughter you love. These next 40 days I will be using scriptures about music, singing and dancing as a basis of my prayers. But for the first prayer I will use the Gospel of John to confirm that you are gathering the children of God together. Lindsey, you are a daughter of God. You are being gathered together with other sons and daughters. Jesus died for you Lindsey. And John has said that Jesus died so that you could be gathered together as one as a child of God. And that is glorious. Yes, glorious. And we give the glory to God. All the glory is his. I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen
But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all. Nor do you understand that it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish.” He did not say this of his own accord, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, and not for the nation only, but also to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad. So from that day on they made plans to put him to death. Jesus therefore no longer walked openly among the Jews, but went from there to the region near the wilderness, to a town called Ephraim, and there he stayed with the disciples.
Then one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said, “You know nothing at all! You do not realize that it is more to your advantage to have one man die for the people than for the whole nation to perish.” (Now he did not say this on his own, but because he was high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the Jewish nation, and not for the Jewish nation only, but to gather together into one the children of God who are scattered.) So from that day they planned together to kill him. Thus Jesus no longer went around publicly among the Judeans, but went away from there to the region near the wilderness, to a town called Ephraim, and stayed there with his disciples.