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I. THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE PRAYER (17:1).
1. After a sermon / Preach
2. After the Lordís Supper
3. It was a family prayer - for His disciples.
4. It was a parting prayer.
5. It was a preface to His Sacrifice.
6. It showed His intercession for His people.
B. He prayed with fervent desire.
II. THE PRAYER ITSELF (17:2-26).
A. He prayed for Himself (vv. 1-5).
1. He addressed His Father.
2. He prayed to be glorified in the upcoming events.
a. So that He might glorify the Father.
b. Statement on eternal life - vv. 2-3.
c. The was finished, now to be glorified - vv. 3-4.
B. He Prays for His Disciples (vv. 6-19).
1. He states that the disciples believe - vv. 6-8.
2. He prays for only them, not for the world - v. 9.
3. The disciples belonged to God - v. 10.
4. He prays that they will be kept, even as they were with Him. - vv. 11-12.
5. The World has hated them - vv. 13-14.
6. He prays that His disciples will be kept from the evil one - vv. 15-16.
7. He prays that His disciples will be sanctified - vv. 17-19.
C. He prayed for all believers (vv. 20-26).
1. Jesus prayed for all the converts of His disciples - that would include you and me (v. 20)!
2. Jesus explains the purpose of His prayer - v. 21.
3. He prays that all believers will be one in Him - vv. 22-23.
4. Jesus wishes to keep company with us! (v. 24).
5. Jesus lives in believers - vv. 25-26.
The Lordís Prayer reveals the loving heart of Jesus for all those who follow Him. He prayed for all those who would believe in Him, and He is personally concerned about your life today. He cares so much for you, that He asked His Father to safely bring you live with Him one day! He wants you to see Him in all His glory. Follow Jesus, and fulfill the prayer that Jesus prayed for you so many years ago!
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