Jesus closes this most magnificent prayer by praying for those who would follow Him in generations to come. It is stunning that almost 2,000 years ago, Jesus was praying for you and me! In this prayer, 3 things seem to be specifically on His mind. Unity, closeness and love. Unity with one another, according to Jesus, is how we authenticate the gospel message to a watching world. Closeness with Jesus is what He desires for our lives. We need relational connection with the Savior in order to thrive spiritually. Lastly, becoming agents of love in a world full of darkness and hate is crucial for those who would follow Jesus. If God is love (1 John 4:8) then His people should be the people of love.