As the scene in John 17 opens, Jesus is mere moments away from arrest, torture and eventual execution. Not surprisingly, we find Jesus praying in these crucial moments. This the the longest recorded prayer we have from Jesus, and thus provides a unique window into some of the most important things on His heart at this critical time in His life and ministry. In this chapter, we see Jesus pray for Himself, His disciples (the 11), and for you and me! Through His prayer, we learn how important our unity is, about the viciousness of our enemy, and that we’ve been set apart (sanctified) for a sacred mission.