Open your heart to hear the passionate but yielded and surrendered prayer of the Lord Jesus as He calls on His Father for the people that will be His Bride. He knew there was only one way to redeem them back into their kingly position with Him and with the Father. In His committed love for us and for His Father, He went all the way. He paid the full price for our redemption. He held nothing back so that we would be restored back to our heavenly Father and into our future position as His Bride. Jesus knew the power of pure unselfish love.
We have SO much to give Jesus our thanks and praise for. We need to have an eternal gratitude for all that He has done for us, and now be willing to lay down our lives for Him and for others through our prayers, intercession, service and giving so that Jesus' love may be seen and experienced through us. "Greater love has no one that this, that one lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13)
( This heartfelt prayer is so beautifully expressed by JoAnn McFatter in her album "Magnificent Obsession".)
"who for the joy set before Him endured the cross...."