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What Does Jesus Pray for Us?
lorify your Son that the Son may glorify you." Nothing is more centrally important that the glory of the Father and the Son, the glory of God. It is what God is most concerned to display and what our souls most need to see. God cannot give His glory to another, because He alone is God. We must not seek any other glory but the glory of God, for all competing glories are cheap, hollow, lifeless, fraudulent.
2. "Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me." Jesus came to reveal God to His disciples, and to bring us to know God, for "this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent." Now, He is praying that His disciples would be kept believing in Him, knowing Him, trusting only in Him. He knows that our only hope of security, protection and salvation is found in Him alone.
3. "I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one." Jesus' desire is not a protection by removal from danger, but by being kept by the power of God even in the midst of danger. Specifically, we need to be kept from Satan's deceptions and ensnaring devices.