Pocket Sized Thoughts – Prayer – Part 8

Whatsoever you ask the Father in my name, He will give it to you.” (John 16:23)

One of the problems with these words is that people can tend to use them selfishly for their own ends. However, we are not to use the name of Jesus as some kind of ‘magic power’ to get whatever we want. God is not a machine and His name is not a button we push at the end of our praying. These words come as part of Jesus’ final conversation with His disciples before His crucifixion. He is about to leave them and they, He says, are soon to enter into a totally new relationship with Him, based upon the receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit. On this basis, we can pray to the Father and can approach Him using the name of His Son. It is all to do with relationship and praying in Jesus’ name gives us the full privileges of that relationship with Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

PRAYER :- “Lord, open my eyes to see all the fullness of the relationship that you invite me into.”