May 28, 2017
“Glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you.” “ that they may know you, the only true God.” “ Holy Father, protect them.” In our gospel reading this morning, we get to listen in to the prayer that Jesus prayed the night he was to be betrayed; the night before his crucifixion. John gives us several chapters of his final words to the disciples and then this prayer, often called “The High Priestly prayer”.
At one time during his ministry, the disciples had asked Jesus to teach them to pray. Jesus taught them The Lord's Prayer. We have taken the Lord's Prayer, intended as a guide for how to pray, and made it a part of our liturgy. But truly, it was taught so that we'd know a basic format to pray.