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).
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.
Is it a sin to pray to anyone other than God?
It is the central tenet of Abrahamic religions, prohibiting followers from worshipping gods other than the Lord, a sin known as idolatry. Historically, idolatry was often punished by death.
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.
How do I receive the Holy Spirit?
The answer is found in Peter’s Pentecost sermon: “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.” Being filled and led by the Spirit of God does not necessitate any significant spiritual effort on our part.
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.
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.
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.
Is it a sin to pray to Mary?
Some see Mary devotion as a harmless Catholic quirk, while others see it as proof that Catholics worship multiple gods, citing Mary statues in Catholic churches and Catholics praying the Hail Mary as irrefutable proof of idolatry, blasphemy, and other heresies.
Do Catholics pray to Jesus?
There are a number of prayers to Jesus Christ in the Roman Catholic tradition, but they are usually not associated with a specific Catholic devotion with a feast day, so they are separated from the prayers that accompany Roman Catholic devotions to Christ like Holy Face of Jesus or Divine Mercy.
What verse in the Bible says not to pray to angels?
“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” (Hebrews 1:14), but the Bible also makes it clear that we are not to worship or pray to angels, as Jesus said (quoting the Old Testament), “Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.”