John 17:11-12 “Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, you have given me your name; now protect them by the power of your name so that they will be united just as we are.  During my time here, I protected them by the power of the name you gave me. I guarded them so that not one was lost, except the one headed for destruction, as the Scriptures foretold.”
Jesus prayed for His disciples. He knew that He would no longer physically be on the Earth with them, but He knew that the Father could protect them. Now, this was a new concept, to have a relationship with the Father. Formerly, the Father was seen as someone who was controlling the things on Earth and helping the people–but the people didn’t have a true relationship with Him….until Jesus! Jesus opened the door for us to be a Child of God—a co-heir with Christ! Isn’t it amazing?