Fall 2019 Unit 2 The Son of God in the Gospel of John


Lesson 13 The Son’s Prayer to the Father

November 24, 2019


Christians should strive to see Jesus Christ’s vision for us fulfilled.

Introducing the Study

     How can you know what God's plan is for your life? This a question almost every Christian asks, even though it can be difficult to answer. One way we might look at he question is to ask ourselves, "What does Jesus say in His prayers to the Father on our behalf?"

     John 17 is a chapter of Scripture often referred to as Jesus' "High Priestly Prayer." Jesus prayed for Himself as He looked ahead to His suffering and death on the cross. He also prayed for His disciples and for future followers who would believe in Him. Jesus' vision for His followers comes through in this prayer. As Christians, we should desire to see that vision fulfilled. 

Study Text

John 14: 1-26

Key Verse

 John 17:24

Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world  (KJV).



1. Jesus Prays for Himself
    John 17:1–5

          A. Glorify Your Son

          B. Finishing the Work


2. Jesus Prays for His Disciples
    John 17:6–19

          A. Protect My Disciples

          B. Sanctify My Disciples

3. Jesus Prays for Future Followers
    John 17:20–26

          A. Unify Future Disciples

          B. May They Be With Me Forever




Monday:  Moses Intercedes for Israel. 

Exodus 32:7–14

Tuesday:  Hezekiah Intercedes for Judah. 

2 Kings 19:14–19

Wednesday: Nehemiah Intercedes for His Countrymen. 

Nehemiah 1:3–11

Thursday: Paul’s Prayer for the Ephesians. 

Ephesians 1:15–23

Friday:  Paul’s Prayer for the Colossians. 

Colossians 1:9–14

Saturday: Paul’s Prayer for the Thessalonians. 

2 Thessalonians 1:11–12

Radiant Life  Volume 101 Fall Number 1 Sept Oct Nov 2019 Adult Student Guide. Scripture KJV. By Gospel Publishing House