Contributed by Alan Perkins on May 26, 2019
In Jesus' longest recorded prayer, offered to the Father just hours before his arrest and crucifixion, he asks for three critical things that we need, and for which God's power is both necessary and sufficient: (1) purity and protection, (2) unity, and (3) glory.
Chapter seventeen of John’s gospel consists of a prayer, offered by Jesus to the Father. It is a remarkable prayer. First of all, it’s the longest prayer of Jesus which is recorded in any of the gospels. Jesus was known to pray for long periods of time, but usually he went off by himself to do so.