In John 14:13-14, Jesus tells His disciples: “Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.”
John 16:23 says “In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.”
Believer it or not, there are some who misuse these verses!
In fact, there are several ways we might misunderstand and misuse praying in Jesus’ name.
The first is the most obvious, and that is to treat God as our own cosmic concierge who is obligated to do our bidding whenever we use the magic phrase, “In Jesus name, amen.”
But the other way we misunderstand praying in Jesus' name is to simply tack this phrase onto the end of our prayers out of mere tradition and filler words at the end of our prayers.
We don't want to do either of these things.
In this radio interview I discuss what it means to pray in Jesus' name and how these truths should impact our prayer lives.
Read more at www.ReasonableTheology.org/Pray
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