John 17, #02- The Glory of the Son

John 17:1-5

Jesus taught his disciples how to pray in Luke 11:1-4 and more famously in Matthew 6:9-13. That’s been called the Lord’s prayer, but it’s better to think of it as the believer’s prayer or the disciple’s prayer. Because of who he was, Jesus could never pray about himself, “And forgive us our debts”. That is clearly a sinner’s prayer of repentance and release from the guilt of sin. The gospels record in several places the fact that Jesus prayed for his disciples, and for himself. But here in John 17 is the most complete record of what he prayed for. So our text here, in John chapter 17 really should be called, “The Lord’s prayer.”