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John 17 - NIV

Jesus Prays to Be Glorified

1 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:
“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.

2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.

3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

4 I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.

5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.

Jesus Prays for His Disciples

6 “I have revealed you[a] to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word.

7 Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you.

8 For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me.

9 I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.

10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them.

11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of[b] your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one.

12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by[c] that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.

13 “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.

14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.

15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.

16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.

17 Sanctify them by[d] the truth; your word is truth.

18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.

19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.

Jesus Prays for All Believers

20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,

21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—

23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

25 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me.

26 I have made you[e] known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”


a. John 17:6 Greek your name
b. John 17:11 Or Father, keep them faithful to
c. John 17:12 Or kept them faithful to
d. John 17:17 Or them to live in accordance with
e. John 17:26 Greek your name

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Chris Appleby avatar
The Prayer of Jesus
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Feb, 2017
Summary: Jesus' prayer affirms his obedience to the Father; the father's glorification; the revelation of God in Jesus Christ; the choosing of the disciples; their unity; and the promise that their final destiny is to share in the glory of the Father
Series: Book of John
Scripture: John 17:1-26
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 22
Don't let Hate spoil your Great!
Shared by: STEVE TAYLOR on Jan, 2017
Summary: Dealing with jealousy.
Views: 39
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2016
Summary: There is a story of an old soldier bringing comfort to his younger men while they were on the battle field. A truce was called on Christmas eve. The old soldier taught his men the Christmas message from a deck of cards. This can be used anytime.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: John 3:16 John 17:23
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 30
Jeff Jordan avatar
How to Pray for One Another
Shared by: Jeff Jordan on Nov, 2016
Summary: Christians are to pray for each other, though sometimes we don't know exactly what to pray for. We examine some of the elements of praying for others.
Series: How To Pray
Reverend Cooper McWhirter avatar
"Praying...Not Preying!" [Part Three]
Shared by: Reverend Cooper McWhirter on Sep, 2016
Summary: In prayer we yield our lives and circumstances to the Lord and trust Him to act in His time and in His way.”
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"Praying...Not Preying!" [Part Four]
Shared by: Reverend Cooper McWhirter on Sep, 2016
Summary: “The value of persistent prayer is not so that God will hear us, but that we will finally hear Him.”
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"Praying...Not Preying!" [Part Five]
Shared by: Reverend Cooper McWhirter on Sep, 2016
Summary: “Since when is prayer an option?”
T.J. Conwell avatar
Jesus’s Garden Prayer, Part 2
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Sep, 2016
Summary: This beautiful prayer, shows us exactly how Christ feels about you and me. It shows not only His devotion to God, but to ensure we continue the mission of making disciples because because of what He has already done.
Series: John
Scripture: John 17:13-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 97
T.J. Conwell avatar
Jesus’s Garden Prayer, Part 1
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Sep, 2016
Summary: Jesus describes believers as those who have: faith, obedience, and knowledge; and in the garden He prays for two specific things: protection in the world and unity among ourselves. Will we follow His lead and pray for the same?
Series: John
Efren Narido avatar
Great Blessings From Jesus
Shared by: Efren Narido on Sep, 2016
Summary: Jesus gave His followers many spiritual blessings -- better and greater than physical things!
Scripture: John 17:6-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 205
Derrick Tuper avatar
Sweet and Sour Fellowship
Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Jul, 2016
Summary: Fellowship between believers is sweet. But there is sour fellowship too. Sweet and sour might be good when it comes to dipping sauce but not when it comes to fellowship. Let’s take a look at the different aspects to sweet and sour fellowship.
Ron Tuit avatar
“Jesus Prays for Future Followers”
Shared by: Ron Tuit on Jun, 2016
Summary: In the third part of Jesus' High Priestly prayer Jesus prays for all future believers. In this part of the prayer, Jesus shows the significance of sharing in the Unity and Oneness of the the Godhead.
Mike Rickman avatar
The Bible is Inspired
Shared by: Mike Rickman on Jun, 2016
Summary: The bible must be the foundation we base our faith upon.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: John 17:17
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 282
Dean Courtier avatar
If Jesus is God, why did Jesus need to pray?
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Jun, 2016
Summary: The Gospels record 17 specific occasions when Jesus prayed. Jesus prayed at different times of the day. He prayed in different places. Sometimes He prayed on His own, and sometimes when His Disciples were with Him.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: John 17:1-26
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,489
John Stackhouse avatar
The Holy Spirit
Shared by: John Stackhouse on Jun, 2016
Summary: The Articles of Faith of the Church of the Nazarene: IV The Holy Spirit
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Jesus' Prayer for His Immediate Disciples
Shared by: Ron Tuit on May, 2016
Summary: The second portion of Jesus' High Priestly prayer concerns the Disciples. Jesus teaches us about the scope of His atonement and a prayer for unity and sanctification by the Word of truth.
Ron Tuit avatar
“Jesus Prays to His Father”
Shared by: Ron Tuit on May, 2016
Summary: Hours from Jesus' arrest and crucifixion, Jesus prays to His Father in regard to their eternal mutual glory.
I. G. Spong avatar
Jesus' Prayer for You
Shared by: I. G. Spong on May, 2016
Summary: If Jesus prayed for you, what would he say. Let's look at his prayer for you in John 17:20-26
Clair Sauer avatar
Fostering Community
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Mar, 2016
Summary: In a world of division and strife, finding peace means building healthy relationships and strong community based in Christ's love.
Scripture: John 17:20-26
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 256
Harold Jenkerson avatar
Intimacy of the Divine/Human/Believer
Shared by: Harold Jenkerson on Feb, 2016
Summary: God is intimate with His creation. God is very intimate with the Believer. In the intimacy of the divine and the believer there is fellowship and dialogue. It is this intimacy with the living God that makes the believer unique in the world.
Scripture: John 17:21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 442
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
All Things Work Together For Good - Homily
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Jan, 2016
Summary: Romans 8: 28-30 shares with us at least two truths: Our bad things, which are bad things, work together for good, AND Our good things cannot be lost. Shortened version of "All Things - Work Together For Good / Predestined To Be Transformed " July 2014.
Clair Sauer avatar
Why Do Christians Disagree About So Many Things?
Shared by: Clair Sauer on Jan, 2016
Summary: There can be no doubt that Christians have many disagreements. However, Christ calls us to be one, and we need to acknowledge our differences, but love one another, celebrate the beliefs that we share, and learn to work more fully as one.
Scripture: John 17:18-23
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 892
Darrell  Stetler II avatar
#3 - Entire Sanctification
Shared by: Darrell Stetler II on Dec, 2015
Summary: What is holiness? What does it mean to be sanctified?
Scripture: John 17:8-9
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 261
Michael Luke avatar
Becoming One
Shared by: Michael Luke on Dec, 2015
Summary: Satan's key tactic is divide and conquer. The church should remain united – focused on the task ahead instead of the trivialities of disagreement.
Scripture: John 17:16-23
Views: 608
Bob Faulkner avatar
Jesus and Universalism
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Oct, 2015
Summary: What did Jesus have to say on the subject of "universalism"? Did He indicate that eventually everyone will be saved?
Series: Universalism
Scripture: John 17:12
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 144
Edward Hardee avatar
Not of this World
Shared by: Edward Hardee on Oct, 2015
Summary: Understanding how to be in the world but not of the world.
Series: Fall Series
Brandon Park avatar
Time Management Priorities
Shared by: Brandon Park on Oct, 2015
Summary: You may not have all the time to do what you WANT to do, but you do have all the time to do what God NEEDS you to do.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: John 17:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 899
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
Divine Concern for Unity
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Sep, 2015
Summary: To establish that unity is possible only when all agree to follow the divine standard of God -- the bible, which brings unity to the body of Christ. This lesson encourages all believer to strive for the unity of the faith.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: John 17:20-23
Views: 946
David Roth avatar
Out of this world
Shared by: David Roth on Sep, 2015
Summary: Easter 7 (b) Christ has brought us out of the way of the world and into His kingdom. We are reassured that the Lord is protecting us from every evil, even though it rages around us, and even comes against us.
Paul Basehore avatar
What do calls look like?
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Aug, 2015
Summary: Your professional calling is how you make a living for yourself; your spiritual calling is how you make a life for another
Series: Calling