In the prayer of John 17 Jesus not only verifies His preexistent nature and His purpose in coming to this earth, but He also reveals the glorious destination for Himself, and those who are His joint heirs. The purpose and place of prayer is herein established. Prayer releases the Father's will in heaven, which places into motion the answers. Jesus' prayer of John 17 precedes Him to the cross, through the cross, and into the bosom of His Father. It also precedes us and makes provision for us. The beautiful storehouse of Jesus' sacrificial blessing is revealed to us. The importance of "a family" to Father-God is revealed and His love spilled out that it would be accomplished. The heart-cry of Jesus is that we know Father-God. He shows us His relationship with Him and invites us into the family. John 17 reveals the depth of intimacy Jesus has with His Father. In a world that struggles profusely with fatherhood this reveals a relationship that lacks nothing Ramona B. Jolly has an earned Ph.D. in Christian Education and Administration. In 1993-1994 she and her family lived in Kenya, East Africa as missionaries. It was in Africa that the purposes of God burst forth in her in bigger than life experiences. During this time a passion to serve Christ and flow in the purposes He foreordained was birthed. That passion remains to this day. In 1999 Ramona and her husband established YAHshua International, Inc., a 501(c)(3), to facilitate the ministries He has called them to. During a time of great trial when her husband was battling for his life with two kinds of leukemia raging in his body, she learned that Father-God could be trusted with life so precious. This was the beginning of a deep, true relationship with Him. Ramona and Billy have 3 children and two grandchildren. Website to purchase book: www.RamonaBJolly.com.