Understanding Prayer ·
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it (John 14:13-14).
There’s a way God expects us to pray as Christians. Some people don’t know this, so they muddle up their prayers and think God would hear them somehow. They pray to Jesus in the Name of Jesus, and sometimes even pray to angels. If you want to pray and get results, you need to understand the place of the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, and the angels in your prayer so you wouldn’t mix things up.
The Lord Jesus said in John 16:23, "And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you." So it’s the Father that answers our prayers. We’ve been granted the power of attorney to use the Name of Jesus. When we pray or make requests of the Father in the Name of Jesus, it’s as though Jesus Himself were praying. However, the Holy Spirit is the one who performs it; He’s the power of God. He’s the doer or performer of the works of God. When Jesus said in John 14:10: "…the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works," He was referring to the Holy Spirit.What about the angels? The angels are servants of God who carry out the things the Holy Spirit wants them to do. Furthermore, they’re ministering spirits sent forth to minister for us, who are the heirs of salvation (Hebrews 1:14). How wonderful to realize we can enjoy an awesome ministry of the Holy Spirit, and participate in angelic activities, because we function in the Name of Jesus.
Blessed be God, who has called me into fellowship with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I live a successful and inspiring life because I function in, and live by the Name of Jesus! I thank you Father, for the glorious ministry of the Spirit, which I experience today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.