“You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”
We all pray in the name of Jesus, or do we? For a long time, I just naturally assumed that praying in the name of Jesus was closing my prayers by mentioning His name. Then I came across a reference to today’s verse that energized my prayer life. In Jesus’ day, an individual’s name summed up his whole being. So praying in the name of Jesus is not merely mentioning His name, but it is to be in full accord with all that Jesus is. When we pray in His name, it is prayer that carries forth the work of Jesus; it is prayer that Christ Himself will answer.
LORD, BRING OUR LIVES INTO FULL ACCORD WITH YOUR SON SO THAT WE CAN TRULY PRAY IN HIS NAME. AMEN.
Shared by Robert M. Williams