Why praying in the name of Jesus is so important

There’s a reason why praying in the name of Jesus is so important – more than one actually.

In John 14:13-14, Jesus told the apostles:

“And whatever you ask in my name, that I will do, that the father may be glorified in the son. If you ask anything in my name, I will do it.”

Don’t hear the reasons?

  1. It rests upon the accomplishments of Jesus by asking something of the father based upon the ability of Jesus to fulfill the request (2 Corinthians 5:21).
  2. It rests upon the accessibility of Jesus who is always residing in the presence of the father (Hebrews 7:25).
  3. It rests upon the authority of Jesus because of the rights bestowed upon him from the father (Matthew 28:18).

Some people may believe any avenue of prayer toward God is acceptable … but only one avenue assures us of our prayers making it directly into the throne room of Heaven.