Reflective Paragraphs Week 3 – John 17


It’s interesting that the way Jesus prays here is quite different to the way we pray. In the Anglican tradition, at least, group prayers in church tend to circle in, starting with big ideas like the world and global poverty, and then moving into to national, and then state, community, and church issues, before finally reaching the family and then the self. Conversely, Jesus starts with himself for the first five verses, before praying for his friends, and then for all believers. It’s an interesting juxtaposition.


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