Praying “in the name of Jesus”

Christians often end their prayers with words like this: “We ask this in the name of Jesus.” Why do we do that? Because the Lord Jesus Christ commands us to pray in his name. 

 

John 14:13. Whatever you will ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

John 14:14. If you will ask anything in my name, I will do it.

John 15:16. You didn’t choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever you will ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

John 16:23. In that day you will ask me no questions. Most certainly I tell you, whatever you may ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.

John 16:24. Until now, you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.

John 16:26. In that day you will ask in my name; and I don’t say to you, that I will pray to the Father for you,

 


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