John 17:1 Jesus Prayed

John 17:1 (KJV)
These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

We tend to think of prayer as making requests. While that is surely a part of what it means to pray, it must not be all that is prayer. In this prayer of Jesus’ only a small portion of it is actually asking:

He prayed to be glorified
vs 1, 5
And that so he might glorify the Father

He prayed God would keep those He had given Christ
vs 11,

He prayed that they would be one
vs 11, 21-22

He prayed God would keep those same from the evil
vs 15

He prayed that they be sanctified
vs 17

He prayed that they be with Him
vs 24

Much of this prayer is not request but His reason for the request. He made these requests based on His own work or their particular circumstances or His personal will.


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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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