Jesus is about to go to the cross to make the ultimate sacrifice for sin, and precedes that act with this lovely prayer of intercession and consecration.
How important is faithfulness in prayer? Dr. Wilbur Chapman often told of his experience when, as a young man, he went to become pastor of a church in Philadelphia. After his first sermon, an old gentleman said to him, "You're pretty young to be pastor of this church. But you preach the Gospel,