If being prayed for is an encouragement, it should be all the more so when it’s Jesus Himself praying! In His prayer in John 17, Jesus’ first petition was for His glorification, which ultimately draws people to God. His next requests, then, were for His disciples and future believers. Edward Lobb explains Jesus’ prayer for God to keep, sanctify, and unify us. As God answers Jesus’ prayers, we display His love and glory to a world longing for salvation.