9 Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’13 And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” –“If the Pharisee would have just listened to his own prayer, he would have been able to discern the condition of his heart. It was a selfish and self serving prayer”.
John 17:1-5 (3:34.114)
Jesus Prays for Himself
17 Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You,2 as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him.3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.5 And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was. –“As Jesus is praying for himself, he is looking beyond the cross”
John 17:6-10 (6:28.861)
Jesus Prays for His Disciples
6 “I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.7 Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You. –“Jesus has revealed himself to his disciples, they understand who he is and will completely understand when the Holy Spirit comes.”
8 For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me. 9 “I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours.10 And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them. –“He wants their stability and it’s shown through the word of God which he has given.”
2 Timothy 2:15
15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
John 17:11-12 (9:21.700)
11 Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.12 While I was with them in the world,I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
John 17:13-14 (10:51.316)
13 But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves.14 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. –“Joy has nothing to do with circumstances, Happiness does.”
John 17:15-16 (12:49.738)
15 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
John 17:17 (15:00.104)
17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. –“The word of God will set you apart unto the Lord to live your life for him day by day!
John 17:18 (15:39.130)
18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.
John 17:19 (16:12.102)
19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.
John 17:20-23 (17:31.255)
Jesus Prays for All Believers
20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word;21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: –“Jesus is telling God here that the world will know who we are, they will understand what we have done, why we did it as the body dwells together in unity.
John 17:24 (19:56.341)
Jesus Prays that we will Mature in our Love.
24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. –“Jesus is longing for us to be with him”
John 17:25-26 (22:56.640)
Jesus Prays that we will Always be Strong in God’s Love.
25 O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me.26 And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.” –“God prays directly for you in verse 26, ‘The love with which you loved me, may be in them.'”