The Trinity is the doctrine that there is only one God. This one God exists as three persons: The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit. Each is a separate person, yet each of them is, in essence, divine in nature. As a man, Jesus needed to pray. When He was praying he was not praying to Himself, but to God the Father.
My opinion is that God is everything. Literally. That way I don't question things . I also believe that that spirit, which I call God, is loving. By extension I try my best to spread laughter, smiling, and the like whenever I can.
Hi, Jesus was asked by His disciples to teach them to pray. He did, "Father, which art in Heaven..." Christians, as children of God, are to relate to God as our Father. So Jesus prayed for our sake.
But He also prayed for His own sake. He used to be with God in Heaven. He voluntarily left to be in a human 'suit' for about 33 years. But He still maintained His relationship with God. I know it is difficult to comprehend, but God is revealed in three distinct persons, Father, Son, Spirit. At the same time they are one. Theologians can't explain God's triune nature; but that is how He has revealed Himself. Prayer is simply communication; whether between the three Persons of the One God; or between disciples and God.
We are all a part of God, just that we are a physical form of God, just as Jesus was. Ultimately, we pray for things such as forgiveness, but what most don't realize is they are asking to forgive themselves. We are all just pieces to a puzzle that equate to a whole, which is God.
There's lots of possibilities. It could be he is addressing himself in the third person. "Jkgarrett17, please don't type this sentence. But don't do what I want. You truly know best." It could be that personhood is not equivalent to godhood, so it'd be like me (as part of my marriage) addressing my wife (a different, equal, and essential part of my marriage). It could be that he was psychotic. It could be that the events portrayed are portrayed anthropomorphicly, and that really everything (or everyone) is part of God, but God is not one distinct entity. Those are four rational answers of how both things can be mutually inclusive. It's not an exhaustive list.
When Jesus, the eternal Son of God, took upon Himself sinless humanity He also took on the form of a servant, giving up His heavenly glory (Philippians 2:5-11). As the God-man, He had to learn obedience (Hebrews 5:8) to His Father as He was tempted by Satan, accused falsely by men, rejected by His people, and eventually crucified. His praying to His heavenly Father was to ask for power (John 11:41-42) and wisdom (Mark 1:35; 6:46). His praying showed His dependence upon His Father in His humanity to carry out His Father's plan of redemption, as evidenced in Christ's high priestly prayer in John 17. His praying demonstrated that He ultimately submitted to His Father's will, which was to go to the cross and pay the penalty (death) for our breaking God's law (Matthew 26:31-46). Of course, He rose bodily from the grave, winning forgiveness and eternal life for those who repent of sin and believe in Him as the Savior. (cont in comments)
While movies do not always depict things as they really are, those showing Jesus praying to God were following what is reported in the Bible - that He prayed to One whom He addressed as Father in Heaven. Jesus is the Firstborn spiritual Son of God the Father. In His premortal life He achieved Godhood and under the direction of God the Father created the heavens and the earth. in God's eternal plan, Jesus was the person (because He was the only one who was capable) chosen to become the mortal Messiah, perform the atonement, be crucified and resurrected, and then return to be with His Heavenly Father with the glory He had with His Father before the world was (John 17:5).
Jesus was a mere MAN. Let's forget all else and consider the the following questions:
1. If Jesus could escape the crucifixion and save himself but yet he didn't, hadn't he then committed a suicide? Can a god commit suicide? 2. Does the words "O' Lord! Why hast thou forsaken me" sound to have come off a god's mouth? Can a god complain to "himself" for his own misery? 3. If Jesus knew that he would rise again (which he didn't) then had he really made any real sacrifice? Can a god "pretend" to sacrifice? 4. If Jesus was the god, and the son of god at the same time then was Jesus his own son? Can a god be born off himself? Or, better yet, can a god be BORN & DEAD?