John 14:12-14; John 15:16; John 16:23-24

Whatever You Ask.

In My Name

Praying in Jesus’ Name…

1. Means we have been granted access to the Father. Mark 15:37-38; Ephesians 2:18

2. Means the same thing as praying according to the will of God. 1st John 5:14-15

To ask in the name of Jesus, means that we ask what Jesus would ask, what would please Him, and what would bring Him glory by furthering His work.

3. Should we end our prayers by saying “In Jesus Name”?

To Whom do we Pray? (Distinguish between Fellowship and Petition)

John 16:23-24, 26-27; Hebrews 1:1-3

About Praying to the Holy Spirit

Our conversion with the Spirit would most likely be centered around that fellowship and the primary role of the Holy Spirit in our lives. John 16:8-11

About Praying to Jesus

Most of our prayers to Jesus would most likely be around our fellowship with Him. That is…

  • Expressing our love and gratitude to Him as our Savior.
  • Expressing our allegiance to Him as our Lord.
  • Interaction around our mission of making disciples.

About Praying to the Father

While we can ask of Jesus for specifics, it appears that Jesus gave great emphasis to us of the importance of coming to the Father with most of our petitions.
John 16:23-24, 26-27

The traditional formula has always been that we are to pray to the Father, through the Son, by the power of the Spirit.