Jesus Prays To Be Glorified, Prays For His Disciples and Prays For All Believers


John 17 NIV

Jesus Prays to Be Glorified

After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:

“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.

Jesus Prays for His Disciples

“I have revealed youto those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. 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. I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them.  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  your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.

“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.  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. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.

Jesus Prays for All Believers

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 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. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—  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.

“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.

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


    • Hi Sumit, yes I did check out your blog and it appears to be coming along nicely. My background is also in Information Technology so we have that in common. I have and frequently speak with a number of men and women from India who have faith and trust in Jesus. If you don’t mind me asking, are you also a Christian? Thank you so much for following my blog, looking forward to hearing more from you. Blessings.


      • Hi Sumit, I understand that a Brahmin is a varna in Hinduism who function as priests, teachers and protectors of sacred learning across generations. Curious as to whether you have taken the opportunity to read through the Christian New Testament?


      • I understand what you are saying Sumit, but if you look at the different religions of the world you will see that they actually differ greatly. I am no great authority on Hinduism but I do have some names of Indian Christians who I could put you in contact with, if you are interested into looking at the historical witness of Jesus. Are you aware that there is only one historical figure in all of history that literally rose again from the dead? When you stop to think about it, that should kind of make you stop and think that you might want to take into consideration what He actually said. If you tell me what dialect you speak I can provide you with a link that will give you the New Testament in your particular dialect. I hope that I have not offended you by asking some questions and offering some suggestions.

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      • Sumit, you can correct me if you think I am wrong but this is my understanding. The first difference between Hinduism and Christianity is that Hinduism embraces Christianity as a valid religion whereas the Christian Bible does not view Hinduism as a valid religion. Hinduism is a religion that advocates tolerance. It teaches that all religions are different paths leading to one goal; all religions are different means to one end. Hinduism is not exclusive and accepts all religions as valid. Christianity, however, teaches that Christ is the only way to God. John 14:6 says, “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'”

        Philosophically, it is impossible for religions with mutually-exclusive doctrines to be equally valid. Where we find contradiction, we must find error. Either Christ was wrong or He was right when He claimed to be the only path to God. It is simple arithmetic, not spiritual elitism.

        A comparison between Christianity and Hinduism reveals ancient practices which appear similar. In all ancient religions, Hinduism included, we find reparation for sins being done through sacrifices to an enraged God. In Hinduism and Judaism, this sacrifice is an animal sacrifice. Both theologies preach a divine commandment of righteousness, and failure to comply requires a penalty. This ancient instinct to make reparation for wrong doings suggests that Romans 2:14-15 is true: “Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law. . .they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.”

        The culmination of these sacrifices for sin is found in Christianity. We have all done things we know are wrong. Both Hinduism and Christianity preach a divine commandment of perfect righteousness and that we are held accountable for our actions. The difference is that Christianity preaches the penalty for our sin has already been paid by the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. To become a Christian is to accept the ultimate sacrifice to avoid the ultimate penalty.

        I can appreciate if this appears as an over simplification but I’m pretty sure you will admit that we are talking about a complex subject. Once again, I hope I am not offending you by speaking of these things.


      • Hi Sumit, one more addition to this conversation and I do realize I am probably pressing my luck. This is an article authored by Rajkumar Richard (He has a Masters in Religion (Southern Evangelical Seminary, NC, USA) and Masters in Biology (School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, India),who questions the claim that Hinduism (or any major world religion for that matter) is indeed inclusive. Here is the link: Hope this helps.

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  1. I love that Jesus prayed for US, and that His desire is for us to be with Him. ❤ No other "god"/"goddess" has that kind of love for his/her people – the kind of love that would lay down His life because He would rather die than spend eternity without us!
    Sumit, I am praying for you to know Him – Blessings!

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