In the Name of Jesus Christ

The Weavers Shuttle

At times we hear prayers ended with, “We pray in Thy name.” Whom are we praying to-the Father or Jesus? When we are praying to the Father, our only access “password” is Jesus Christ. If we say “in Thy name,” implying God’s name, we are in essence praying to the Father in His name. Often this may be a matter of word articulation but let us ponder on what we are actually saying.

It is customary and scriptural that Christians greet each other in the name of Jesus and that we close our prayers with “in the name of Jesus.” We are instructed by scripture to do so. “At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you” (John 16:26). These are Jesus’ words referring to Himself.

What is the name of Jesus? Are we referring to…

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