In his high priestly prayer, Jesus prays on behalf of His immediate disciples. Jesus has revealed the true character and nature of God to them. He acknowledges that the Father has given him his disciples. They obeyed His word and understood that He came from the Father. They even brought him glory. Jesus asks the Father to protect them, and He desires that they might be one like the Father and the Son. While on the earth, Jesus protected the disciples, except that Judas (the one who was doomed for destruction) was lost so that the Scripture might be fulfilled. Jesus prays that his followers would have joy, even though the world hates them. It is not His intention to take them out of the world, but He prays for their protection from the evil one.