Designed to Reflect God’s Glory

Now, in chapter 17, Jesus does something remarkable. He takes the time to pray with his disciples. Why is this remarkable? We all pray, we know Jesus prayed a lot so what’s the big deal? Prayer is a familiar theme throughout the Gospels. Jesus talks about prayer, he gives lessons on prayer, but most of the time, when we see Jesus pray, he goes off alone, to a quiet place, away from everyone else that needs something from him or wants something from him, and he spends his quiet time in prayer with his heavenly father. He connects relationally with his father. So this is one of the few places where Jesus’ prayer is recorded in the presence of others. We get a glimpse into his relationship with his father.
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