He goes on and on for 24 verses, asking his father to glorify him with the same glory that he had back before the universe was created.
These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son ... And now, O Father, glorify thou me ... with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. John 17:1-5It's pretty boring stuff, until he says this:
Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;From which we can conclude two things:
That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. John 17:20-23
- Nothing fails like prayer (even when Jesus does the praying), and
- God didn't send Jesus.