You are not coming in your own authority but because someone else authorized you to take these actions. When David fought Goliath, he came unto him "in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied" 1 Samuel Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
He was not coming in his own power or authority but in that which belonged to God alone. This gave David the authority and ability to fight against the giant Goliath…and win. The person to whom you come is expected to react to you, not on the basis of who you are, but as if the person who sent you was there himself. They are to treat you as they would treat the one who authorized you to come.
When David sent servants to Nabal to ask for food, "they spake to Nabal according to all those words in the name of David" 1 Samuel And when David's young men came, they spake to Nabal according to all those words in the name of David, and ceased. Therefore, when Nabal insulted David's servants who came in David's name , he insulted David just as directly as if he had spoken to him to his face.
Now, let's apply this to praying in the name of Jesus.
Prayer Secret #13 – Pray to God the Father in the Name of Jesus
What is the significance of this? First, it means that when we come to the Father, we come because Jesus sent us. It is not simply our own idea to speak to the God of heaven and earth. We are sent to Him by His own Son. No wonder we walk into the throne of grace in boldness Hebrews Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
We are sent by the Son to seek help from the Father! We represent the Son when we come to the Father. You don't believe this? You say that this is just too much? Then listen to these verses. We are adopted into the family of God as children. We are accepted in the beloved. Finally, we are joint heirs with Jesus Christ. We share in the same inheritance. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. In the very first verse listed above, Jesus tells us to specifically pray direct to God the Father.
He does not tell us to pray direct to Himself, the Holy Spirit, or to any dead saints who will be up in heaven once He dies on the cross for all of us. If Jesus wanted us to pray to either Him or the Holy Spirit, I believe He would have included that directive in this verse. This verse is very specific in that we are to pray only to God the Father if we have any specific prayer requests that need to be met. In the second verse above, the apostle Paul once again tells us to make all of our prayer requests be made known direct to God the Father, not to Jesus, the Holy Spirit, or any dead saints who are now up in heaven by the time Paul makes this statement.
The third verse above is from King David. The last two verses from Jesus are now going to give us one more key piece of revelation. Praying direct to God the Father in the name of Jesus means you recognize and realize that it is only through Jesus and His sacrificial death on the cross that we now have direct access to both Him and His Father in heaven.
Here are two main verses that will tell us that Jesus Christ is the only way to eternal salvation with God the Father:. This is why we must always approach God the Father in prayer in the name of Jesus — as a constant reminder that it is only through Jesus Christ and His sacrificial death on the cross that we now have this incredible direct connection established with Him.
By telling God the Father that we are now praying to Him in the name of His Son Jesus, I believe He is really moved and touched by that statement, and it then puts us on a very good solid footing with Him in the prayer room. I personally like to start out all of my prayers in the name of Jesus at the beginning of my prayer to God the Father, and depending on the length of the prayer, also include it in various parts of the prayer.
You will see us do this in all of the battle prayers that we have listed in the Spiritual Warfare and Stories and Testimonies sections of our website. If you study very carefully how Jesus interacted with the Father while He was walking down here on this earth, He was always praying direct to God the Father. There is not one instance where He prayed direct to the Holy Spirit. Jesus was obviously doing all of His miracles by the power of the Holy Spirit, but all of His actual prayers were always directed to God the Father, not to Himself or to the Holy Spirit.
I believe all of the above verses should be interpreted very literally. And if Jesus and the apostle Paul are telling us to direct all of our prayers to God the Father, then we should do exactly that and not try to direct our prayers to either Jesus, the Holy Spirit, or any dead saints who are now in heaven. If Jesus wanted us to direct any of our personal prayers to either Him, the Holy Spirit, or to any dead saints who are now up in heaven, I believe He would have personally put that kind of revelation into the Bible.
Jesus knew full well that God was going to orchestrate that His Word and testimony would all be put into this one Holy Book. He knew this Holy Book would eventually be read by millions of people in the future, with everyone looking for spiritual guidance on how to live their lives in Him and His Father. As such, I believe that Jesus has laid out for us exactly who we are to pray to and exactly how we are to pray to Him. We can develop good communication and best-friend type relationships with the both of Them.
But when it comes down to direct serious prayer, I believe Jesus wants all of us to direct those kinds of prayers direct to His Father, not to Himself or to the Holy Spirit. I know some people have had some of their prayers answered when praying to Jesus. I believe that God does answer some of our prayers to Jesus, especially if the person does not have this knowledge that we should be praying direct to God the Father.
But I still believe the above verses should be interpreted very literally — and if Jesus Himself is telling us to direct our prayers only to God the Father, then I believe we should do it that way.
I have seen numerous testimonies from other Christians who were not having much success in their prayer life with the Lord, as many of them were directing their personal prayers to Jesus instead of direct to God the Father. Then once they were given this basic prayer principle from Jesus Himself, and then started to direct all of their personal prayers direct to God the Father in the name of Jesus, then many of them started to get a lot more of their personal prayers answered.
If there are any of you out there who have not had much success in your personal prayer life with the Lord, and you did not now about this particular prayer strategy from the Lord, try directing all of your personal prayers direct to God the Father instead of to Jesus, the Holy Spirit, or to any dead saints you were trying to reach up in heaven. This one simple change in prayer strategy could completely open up the door for you in your own personal prayer life with God the Father and thus cause a lot more of your personal prayers to get actually answered by Him, since you are now following a direct specific command from His Word — the Bible!
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Read below or add a comment Wow I thought we had to pray to Jesus. I had no idea we had to pray to god in his name. Jesus is God when we say our father who art in heaven we are speaking of our Lord Jesus Christ see the father son and the holy Spirit are one Jesus is the father. Could it be that the Holy spirit teaches us here in the letters of Paul that we can pray to Jesus and that he will answer our calling to Him? Moreso, we can find many scriptures of people asking Jesus to do things in both the New Testament and the Old Testaments.
See: Matthew ,, Genesis and many more times from those who were all visited by the Son of God in ages past and those who saw Him during His earthly ministry. See 2 Corinthians I admire Saints and love and pray that I could have the conviction and the courage to live as they live their lives.
They are Saints for a reason. It is both God and Jesus who tell us to pray to God in the scriptures. It is clearly documented. Jesus is God when you ask your father in heaven you are asking Jesus who is in heaven only by believing in Jesus the father you will be saved Jesus is king of kings Lord of Lords father of all. Your concept of prayer just seems so foreign to me. Am I missing something? Hello everyone! I do believe in intersession prayer I do that in my heavenly tongue yes, I do believe in praying in tongues! In the beginning, not of the eternity, but of the creation of the Heavens and the world that we live in, as described in Genesis , now it talks about the strong one, mighty leader, supreme Deity God , the true God.
V2 He was in the beginning with God. John is the eye witness to it all. A lot of Christian and non-Christian usually do forget the Father and the Holy Spirit and pay more attention to Christ in our prayers or no prayers. I believe that whatever you ask to God in Jesus name, it shall be granted. In the sense that it is a mystery.. Prayer itself is a privilege given to us by God because of his love for us. The holy spirit itself is a mediator between God the father and the son.
Lift us up, strong son of God that we may see further; cleanse our eyes that we may see more clearly; draw us closer to yourself that we may know ourselves to be nearer to our loved ones who are with you. And while you prepare a place for us, prepare us also for that happy place that where you are we may be also. We seem to give Him back to you, O Lord, who gave Him to us. Yet as You did not lose Him in giving, so we do not lose Him by Her return. O God, in your infinite mercy you looked with love on your faithful servant Rita and granted through her intercession that which is beyond the power of mankind and the wisdom of this world.
Through that love which bound St. Rita to you turn to us in mercy and aid us in our difficulties. Grant that all may come to know that you alone are the reward of the humble, the protection of the abandoned, and the strength of all those who trust in you. O Little flower of Jesus, Ever consoling troubled souls with Heavenly Graces, In your unfailing intercession I place my confident trust. Shower upon me your promised Roses of Virtue and Grace, dear St.
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I've found that peace at the close of the day. Be not burdened with times of sorrow;I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I savored much;Good friends, good times,a loved one's touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief;Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Rita S. I cannot speak, but I can listen. I cannot be seen, but I can be heard. If you're ever wondering if I'm there, here's where you can start. Legacy of Love A wife, a mother, a grandma too, This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight, you gave us strength, you gave us might.
A Prayer for Strength When You're At Your Weakest
A stronger person would be hard to find, and in your heart, you were always kind. You fought for us all in one way or another, Not just as a wife not just as a mother. You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back,. I have so many things to see and do. You must not tie yourself to me in tears;. I won't be far away, for life goes on.