John 17:1-5
John 17:1 (KJB)
These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
Glorify - To praise and give honor to
In Chapter 17 of John we find here the real Lord’s Prayer as Jesus begins to pour out His heart and all His feelings in this tremendous intercessory prayer. Right before the betrayal Jesus begins to pray this prayer to His Heavenly Father. He prays that the Hour has come that soon the great penalty for the sins of all the Elect of God will be paid for and that includes the sins of the Old Testament Saints as well as all the Saints from the cross forward to the last one on the last day. Jesus prays that His Father will glorify the Son, so in turn, the Son will glorify the Father. The work of atonement for sins will soon be completed and God will be given glory for the millions of people that will be saved through the Lord Jesus Christ. Throughout the entire earthly ministry of Jesus, He never ceased to give glory to God for all the miracles which were worked. As people become truly saved, in their lives they never cease giving God the glory. The work of the cross will be one of the acts of glory on behalf of the Lord Jesus Christ.
John 17:2 (KJB)
As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
Power - Authority
Jesus was given authority over all flesh, that is, He is ruler of every human being in this world. Satan may be the god of this world, in the sense that the world serves him but Jesus is the absolute ruler of the world and has authority over the people and Satan. With that authority, He is given the right to grant eternal life, AKA salvation, to those whom the Father gives Him. (John 6:37 KJV) All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. Those whom the Father gives to Jesus will be granted salvation and these are the people that Jesus will be dying for.
John 17:3 (KJB)
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
Know - Present tense
Eternal life is not attained by doing good works. True eternal life is based upon us knowing God, not knowing about Him. The word “know” is in the present tense which means it is a continuous action. This means that a person must be saved before they can have an intimate relationship with God the Father and that relationship can only come through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. When a person is saved and is indwelled by the Holy Spirit, we are then made part of the family of God and since we can never lose our salvation, it is always in the present tense. Jesus once again brings to light the fact that He was sent from the Father. His being sent showed God’s intention to save a multitude of people from eternal damnation.
John 17:4 (KJB)
I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
In the earthly ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ, He never ceased to give glory to God for the miracles and through the ministry of the Word He made known the Father to His hearers. The work which Jesus completed was the making known of the Father and in two days, the glory of God will be made known once again when Jesus is resurrected from the dead. God assigns certain works to all believers and then empowers them to complete the work and when the work is completed, then they are rewarded with their home going to glory. (1 John 3:8 KJV) He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.  Another work which Jesus completed was to destroy the works of the devil as he was defeated at the cross. No longer could Satan ever hinder anyone from becoming saved or hinder the prayers of the saved since they are indwelled by the Holy Spirit. He hindered Daniel’s prayer for three weeks but no longer is that possible.
John 17:5 (KJB)
And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
When the Lord Jesus Christ came into the world, He came in as a human being and for that He had to lay aside the glory which He had in Heaven. Now that He has finished the work upon the earth, He now asks that He be glorified with the glory He had before the world was created. On the earth, He took on Him the form of man and with that came all the trials and troubles of man. In Heaven He was a ruler and had angels ministering to Him. Coming to this earth was a great condescension for Him, especially to live among sinners since all He knew in Heaven was purity and righteousness.