Day 2--Read: John 17:1-2
When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him.
Reflect: What do you learn about the relationship between the Father and the Son from this opening to Jesus’ prayer in the garden?
Consider: Authority is the same noun translated the right in 1:12. Some translations render by “power,” but the meaning of authority seems closer.2
Respond: Knowing He has been given all authority, What would you want Jesus to pray about for you? What would you want Him to pray about for our church? How might you intercede, through the Holy Spirit, in those prayers?
2 Barclay Moon Newman and Eugene Albert Nida, A Handbook on the Gospel of John, UBS Handbook Series (New York: United Bible Societies, 1993), 526.