Does the Bible Tell Us to Pray in Jesus’ Name?
I’ve always ended my prayers with “in Jesus’ name,” even if I didn’t fully understand what it meant. Is this something we’re supposed to do, or is it just religious speak? Let’s look at what the Bible says about it.
How to Pray
“In Jesus’ name,” it appears, is a nice little bow to finish off a well-crafted prayer we present to God, but does it have a purpose? According to the Bible, it does. Prayer is a privilege we don’t deserve because of our unrighteousness.
Have Pure Motives
Our motives must be pure, according to James 4:3. We can pray “in Jesus’ name,” but if our motives are selfish, God will not answer that prayer. Our selfishness cannot take precedence over glorifying God first; if it does, we abuse God’s grace and love.
Pray for His Will
It is critical that we acknowledge who God is when we pray, as He asks us to trust in His love and faithfulness to us. If we can pray in this manner while asking “in Jesus’ name,” we will be praying within His will, and He will clearly show us the way.
Pray with Your Whole Heart
“And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart,” Jeremiah 29:13 says, referring to Moses’ command in Deuteronomy 6:5. The Shema is a foundational command in the Jewish faith.
We are “in” Jesus
When we pray “in Jesus’ name,” we are invoking the Lord’s holy name and acknowledging His death and resurrection on our behalf. In 1 John 5:14-15, the Bible reminds us that answered prayer begins with obedience to God’s commands and a sincere avoidance of sin.
The Right Attitude
We can confidently approach God with our requests if we pray with the right attitude toward God and an upright heart, in His righteousness. Have pure motives without selfishness. Acknowledge that you are “in” Christ because of His finished work on the cross.
Are you supposed to pray to God or Jesus?
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.
Where in the Bible does it say to pray to Jesus?
The teaching of Jesus on prayer ( Matthew 6:5-8 )
What is Jesus real name?
In Hebrew, Jesus’ name was ” Yeshua,” which means “Joshua” in English.
How did Jesus say we should pray?
“When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come; give us daily bread; forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us; and do not lead us into temptation,” he said.
How do you end a prayer in Jesus name?
You’ll probably hear an amen at the end of a Christian prayer; some Christians end their prayers by saying, “All God’s people said” or “In Jesus’ name.”
What is the correct way to pray?
But knowing how to pray can be difficult, as Jesus’ disciples discovered, and I hope they will inspire you to make 2021 a year of prayer.
- Thank him.
- Ask for God’s will.
- Say what you need.
- Ask for forgiveness.
- Pray with a friend.
- Pray the Word.
- Memorize Scripture.
What does it mean to pray in the name of Jesus?
To gather in the name of Jesus, to pray in the name of Jesus, is to remember Jesus’ entire life; to pray in the name of Jesus, then, is to bring all of the truth of Jesus’ life and ministry to bear on the issue you’re bringing to God in prayer.
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.
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.
What prayers did Jesus pray?
The canonical gospels mention Jesus praying to God several times, including three times on the cross:
- “Father, forgive them
- for they do not know what they do” (Luke 23:34)
- “My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34)
- “Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit” (Luke 23:46)
- “My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34
What was Jesus last name?
He was simply known as Jesus but not of Joseph when he was born, even though he recognized Joseph as his earthly father, he knew a greater father from whom he was descended, and he could be referred to as Jesus of Mary because he was born of his mother’s womb.
Who is God’s first angel?
As a result, the supreme archangel was God’s first creation, followed by other archangels, who are identified with lower Intellects, and from these Intellects, lower angels or “moving spheres,” which, in turn, emanated other Intellects, until it reached the Intellect that reigns over the souls.
What is Jesus’s number?
The number 888 is sometimes used to represent Jesus, or more specifically Christ the Redeemer, in Christian numerology, and this representation can be justified using gematria, or counting the letter values of the Greek transliteration of Jesus’ name, or as a counter-value to 666, the number of the beast.