Jesus wanted us to pray in His name. What a privilege! He is trusting that His honor and interests are safe in our hands. Consider what it would mean to place your interests, money, home, EVERYTHING in the hands of another?
3 phrases in particular help us understand what it means to pray in Jesus’ name:
- We are authorized to be Christ’s representatives. We really are ambassadors of Christ. That’s a privilege and honor and great responsibility.
- We come to God on the basis of Christ’s merit. Our access depends solely on what He has done.
- We come asking in accord with Christ’s will. We have the mind of Christ in us, so what we ask is what Jesus would ask.