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?
- 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).
- It rests upon the accessibility of Jesus who is always residing in the presence of the father (Hebrews 7:25).
- 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.