Prayer Secret #13 – Pray to God the Father in the Name of Jesus
We are to direct all of our personal prayers to God the Father, not to Jesus, the Holy Spirit, or any dead saints, as Jesus makes clear in the Bible. Here are five good clear verses that spell this out for us.
Only through Jesus Christ and His sacrificial death on the cross do we now have direct access to both Him and His heavenly Father, and only a true born-again Christian can have this direct connection with their heavenly Father.
Instead of praying to Jesus, the Holy Spirit, or any dead saints, direct all of your personal prayers to God the Father; this one simple change in prayer strategy could completely open up the door for you in your own personal prayer life with God the Father.
Where in the Bible does it say we can pray to God?
We hear some of Jesus’ thoughts on prayer in Luke 11:1-13; it is clear from Luke’s Gospel that Jesus prays frequently (Luke 3:21; 5:16; 6:12; 9:18, 28). Jesus’ disciples have no doubt noticed His prayerfulness, and they ask Him to teach them how to pray in this passage (Luke 11:1).
Where in the Bible does it say worship only God?
“Thou shalt have no other gods before Me,” is one of the Ten Commandments found in Exodus 20:2 and Deuteronomy 5:6 of the Hebrew Bible, and it is the central tenet of Abrahamic religions, prohibiting followers from worshipping gods other than the Lord.
Can you pray directly to God?
Praying to God the Father The Bible contains many examples of prayers addressed directly to God. We can’t go wrong when we pray to God the Father, because he is our Creator and the one we should worship. We have direct access to God through Jesus.
What did Jesus say about praying to God?
u201cDo not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in synagogues and on street corners to be seen by men… but when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your father who is unseen,u201d Jesus advised.
Why does God want us to pray?
God’s desire, according to the book of Ephesians, is for us to pray “on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” (Ephesians 6:18). We turn to prayer because it is the most personal way to experience God, encounter Him, and grow in knowledge of Him.
Is there a wrong way to pray?
There is no wrong way to pray; people need assurance that what they are doing is correct. Just as children each have their own way of communicating with their parents, we have our own way of communicating with God.
Can you worship God by yourself?
Because Jesus is the mediator, you can speak directly to God through prayer. So, can you worship God at home, while wearing a Snuggie, sipping tea, reading your Bible, praying, or singing praise songs to his name? Absolutely, because Jesus is the mediator between you and God.
Do not take the name of the Lord in vain?
Exodus 20:7 says, “Thou shalt not take the LORD thy God’s name in vain,” because “the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.”
Why do we need to worship God alone?
To be clear, worship is for God and God alone, not for us or other people; it is our primary form of worship because the more we learn about our Lord, the more our hearts will respond in proper worship; may the Lord help us to worship Him truly and purely.
How do I receive the Holy Spirit?
“Repent, and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit,” Peter says in his Pentecost sermon.
Do you have to pray to talk to God?
Because prayer is primarily rooted in religion, it can be thought of as a more formal way to communicate with God; however, you can pray in any way that feels comfortable to you.
What are the 4 types of prayer?
u201cPrayer is the raising of the mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God,u201d writes John Damascene. This definition encompasses the four main types of prayer: adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication.
What are the most powerful Bible verses?
My Top 10 Bible Verse Powerhouses
- 1 Corinthians 15:19. If our only hope in this life is in Christ, we will be the most miserable of all men.
- Hebrews 13:6. So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper
- I will not be afraid.”
- Matthew 6:26.
- Proverbs 3:5-6.
- 1 Corinthians 15:58.
- John 16:33.
- Matthew 6:31-33.
Does the Bible tell us to pray for others?
u201cConfess your sins to one another and pray for one another so that you may be healed; the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.u201d James 5:16.