What it Means to "Pray in Jesus' Name"

What it Means to Pray in Jesus' Name
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.
Romans 8:26-27

2. We pray in line with His commands.
God doesn't answer prayers for sinful or selfish motives.
James 4:3

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.
Whether we speak the words or not, we can pray and live in Jesus' Name (Colossians 3:17).
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What it Means to Pray in Jesus' Name

5 comments:

  1. Right on once again! Thank you for this, I can't wait to share with my kiddos !!

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  2. Thank you so much i need all of this and more today.

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  3. Thank you so much i need all of this and more today.

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  4. Beautifully explained. Thank you

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  5. I believe that praying in Jesus name is also a reflection of the fact that we can only come to the Father through the Son.

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