The prayer of our Lord Jesus for his people gives us a window into his heart, what he want for those whom he loves. We can trace the spirit of his prayer, the will he expresses. We can see the people for whom he prays, those given to him by his Father. We can identify the end for which he prays, and the blessings that this involves, being with him where he is and beholding his glory. We can also see the foundation upon which he builds, the everlasting love of the Father for his Son when he took upon himself the work of salvation. This is the confidence of the children of God.