Though Jesus was fully God, He was also fully human and in need of constant prayer. Jesus prayed the following prayer on the second day of the Passover feast, the day after His triumphal entry.
“Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. 28 Father, glorify Your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, saying, “I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.”
At this particular time He was teaching on the principal of self-denial. He was saying, “Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.”
As He was teaching these things He began to feel greatly troubled in His soul at the thought of His impending death. The thought of taking on the wrath of God for the sins of the world was horrifying, and was causing Him great agitation.
His prayer expresses two options. He could request to be rescued from death—“Father save me from this hour?”—or, to accept it as His Father’s will.
The prayer leaves no doubt that He immediately chose the second option. Thus, he prayed, “But for this purpose I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your name.”
Then, immediately His answer came. A deep rumbling voice from heaven said, “I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.”