It's important we understand that praying "in Jesus' Name" doesn't mean our prayers are only answered if we use certain words (Matthew 6:7-8).
Prayer is about communicating with God, not about superstitious word choice.
To pray in Jesus' Name means:
1. We pray "in Christ."
We pray as believers in His Name, depending on His strength and power.
2. We pray in line with His commands.
God doesn't answer prayers for sinful or selfish motives.
3. We pray for Jesus' will and purposes, not our own.
We should strive to do all things in Jesus' Name.
1 John 5:14
"In Jesus' Name" is not a magic phrase.
- It's an attitude of respect and awe for Jesus.
- It's a statement that we are His child.
- It's a desire to see His will done.