A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.
Jesus looked up to heaven and prayed,
O God most holy,
protect with Your name
those whom You have given me,
that they may be one, even as we are one.
As long as I was with them,
I guarded them with Your name which You gave me.
I kept careful watch,
and not one of them was lost,
none but the one who was destined to be lost
in fulfillment of Scripture.
Now I come to You;
I say all this while I am still in the world
that they may share my joy completely.
I gave them Your word,
and the world has hated them for it;
they do not belong to the world,
any more than I belong to the world.
I do not ask You to take them out of the world,
but to guard them from the Evil One.
They are not of the world,
any more than I am of the world.
Consecrate them by means of truth,
for Your word is truth.
As You have sent me into the world,
so I have sent them into the world;
I consecrate myself for their sakes now,
that they may be consecrated in truth.
The Good News as spoken through John.