In my study of John, Chapter 17, I notice that Jesus first prays for himself, then his disciples and then us.  He reviews the glory of having been with the Father before the world began.  He comforts with words about the protection that we receive from his name and the difficulties we may face because of our association with him.  Finally, Jesus hoped for unity among believers, as a testimony to others of His love.

Several years ago, I read a book which helped me to learn to pray for myself more effectively.  It tells of a man in Old Testament days who specifically asked for blessings on himself!  May we be blessed so that we can bless others and help to create the unity and community others will desire in our fellowship!