February 11, 2018

Pray in Jesus’ Name

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” – Colossians 3:17 So in terms of praying in a “Do It Yourself” way, here are some simple tips: First, when we pray, we pray in Jesus’ name. Now again, everything we do is in Jesus’ name. It doesn’t suddenly become Jesus’ name because we say it, but when we pray, the reason we include and invoke the name of Jesus is not for God, it’s for us. When you say ‘in Jesus’ name,’ what you’re actually saying is, the way I’m praying right now, it’s just as if Jesus were praying. Jesus has given you — through your baptism — all of His authority to do His work and to approach the throne of the Father in His name. Now that should make

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