Was Jesus praying to his father not to be crucified or was he praying to his self ?
He was addressing the Father. In a way he served as an advocate for those who crucified him. He asked the Father for their forgiveness because they knew not the magnitude of what they had done.
Shortly before he was seized by Roman soldiers Jesus asked God to allow Him to escape death on the cross if it was His will as this verses describe:
Matthew 26:39 (Contemporary English Version)
39Jesus walked on a little way. Then he knelt with his face to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, don't make me suffer by having me drink from this cup. But do what you want, and not what I want."
Matthew 26:42 (Contemporary English Version)
Again Jesus went to pray and said, "My Father, if there is no other way, and I must suffer, I will do what you want."
He was praying to the Father.
Jesus is God: He was involved with the creation process and has every right to sit on the throne in Heaven. For a time, he gave up His godly rights and became man. During this time, he was 100% man, but still 100% God at the same time.
Jesus and the Father were and are in constant communication with each other. While Jesus was on Earth incarnate, His communication took on the form of prayer (pray is nothing more than communicating with God, afterall).
Jesus tells us to pray to the Father, but he never tells us to pray to Jesus or the Holy Spirit.
I think he was talking on his cell-phone, setting up a date with some temple virgins. Religious wacko question.
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