What It Means To “Pray in Jesus’ Name”

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:

  1. We are authorized to be Christ’s representatives. We really¬†are ambassadors of Christ. That’s a privilege and honor and great responsibility.
  2. We come to God on the basis of Christ’s merit. Our access depends solely on what He has done.
  3. 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.
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