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Gospel of John Chapter 17

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Chapter 17

Jesus Prays for His Friends

  • Once Jesus says all this, he looks up to the sky and addresses God. He tells God that he knows he's going to die and that's just fine by him. 
  • But he does have one teensy little favor to ask before he goes: he wants God to protect the disciples. It's going to be rough out there for them in the future and they're going to need some serious divine intervention to keep alive.
  • This is really the least God can do since he's the one who has commanded them all to go out and speak the truth. Especially since the truth tends to enrage the people in power.
  • Jesus ends by asking God to always be with the disciples and to love them.

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