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Should we pray to God the Father or our Saviour Jesus?

Joel Hemphill

Should we pray to God the Father or our Saviour Jesus?

biblical keys to more answered prayers

by Joel Hemphill

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Published by Trumpet Call Books in Joelton, Tenn .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJoel W. Hemphill
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBV227 H46 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination108 p. ;
Number of Pages108
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24537197M
ISBN 100967175674
LC Control Number2009504484
OCLC/WorldCa643760716

  And we know that his Father met him in his doubts, so that Jesus would soon say, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit” (Luke ). Like Thomas and the other apostles and our Savior, we can bring our doubts to God. We can tell him where we are struggling and ask for his help. If we don’t have faith, we can ask for faith.   We pray to God the Father through the Son, Jesus Christ, who is our High Priest and Mediator, sitting at the Father's right hand and continually interceding for us (Rom. ). The Disciple's Prayer (aka "The Lord's Prayer") is a good model (cf. Mat. 6; Lk. 11). We should also always pray in Jesus' name (Jn. ; ; 26).

Our ability to make our vital contribution to the wonderful continuing Restoration will increase as we grow in our faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior and our Heavenly Father as our loving Father. As we pray in faith, we become a vital part in the Lord’s work as He prepares the world for His Second Coming. Son, Jesus Christ. By the power of the Father, Jesus rose again and gained the victory over death. He is our Savior, our Exemplar, and our Redeemer. Two hundred years ago, on a beautiful spring morning in , young Joseph Smith, seeking to know which church to join, went into the woods to pray near his home in upstate New York, USA.

I don't find any certain command in the Bible concerning which Person of the Godhead to pray to. Certainly, we must realize that to pray to Jesus, the Father, or the Holy Spirit is to pray to God, for there is only ONE God (Deuteronomy ). The Apostle Paul speaks of the "mystery of God" in Colossians Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God (Matthew ), is a gift of love from the Father for the salvation of the world (John ), the one who died for all of mankind, our "Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ" (Philippians ). Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, fulfills Old Testament prophecy. Yeshua, his very name in Hebrew, means "the Lord Saves.


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Should we pray to God the Father or our Saviour Jesus? by Joel Hemphill Download PDF EPUB FB2

If we follow the pattern set forth in Scripture, we should pray to the Father, as Jesus taught us both in Matthew 6 and as He taught by example in His prayers. We also should pray in the name of the Son, as Jesus also taught in John This was the pattern the Apostle Paul gives us.

In other words, pray direct to God the Father in the name of Jesus. Praying direct to God the Father in the name of Jesus means you recognize and realize that it is only through Jesus and His sacrificial death on the cross that we now have direct access to both Him and His Father in heaven.

Pray to God the Father in the power of God the Spirit, in the name or by the authority and the merit of God the Son. That is the trinitarian structure mainly of prayer in the Bible. We do not pray to Jesus. Jesus tells us we should pray to our heavenly Father in Jesus’ name.

Luke“And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

Scripture tells us specifically who, whom and how to pray. (Matthew ) tells us to pray "to the Father", in the name of Jesus. Jesus, when praying, addressed God as Father. Jesus was and is the one and only "begotten of the Father". "God is God, the Father, God, the Son and God. Answer: All prayer should be directed to our triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The Bible allows for prayer to one or all three, because all three are one. To the Father we pray with the psalmist, “Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray” (Psalm ).

To the Lord Jesus, we pray as to the Father because they are equal. Prayer to one member of the Trinity is. Again, the answer is yes, we pray directly to God the Father because that is what Jesus taught us to do, and yes we pray through Jesus because He is our high priest who has given us direct access to God the Father by His sacrifice and He is now interceding on our behalf before the Father.

It always ends with "In Jesus name" or starts with "Our lord Jesus Christ". I do understand the meaning of the father,son,and holy ghost and realize they are 3 separate entities in one body. Yet I am often confused if we should pray to just Jesus or should we pray to just God or should we pray to both of them at different times.

2 Cor. says, "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all." Finally, we can simply pray to God. We can address God, the Lord, in our prayers and as we feel led, address the members of the Trinity.

Say, therefore, to the sons of Israel, ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from their bondage.I will also redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments.

Then I will take you for My people, and I will be your God; and you shall know that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from under the burdens of the. Jesus is clearly instructing His disciples to pray to the Father. But we must remember that when Jesus gave this teaching, he was present among them.

So it’s not reasonable to think that Jesus would have told them to pray to him. They were able to speak to Him because He was with them.

Prayer is speaking to God. So pray to Jesus or God the Father but be certain that you do so because you have a present progressive active relationship with Our Savior and Lord. Acts says it is faith in Jesus not our good deeds that will save us from eternal damnation.

We confess our past life of sin -- living for ourselves and not obeying God. We admit we are ready to trust Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord. We ask Jesus to come into our heart, take up residence there, and begin living through us. Prayer of Salvation - It Begins With Faith in God When we pray the prayer of salvation, we're letting God know.

Then how proper, yea, how essential that men should pray and not faint!—(The Review and Herald, April 1, ) Pr Jesus Prayed for Strength to Endure Trials—Few will follow the example of our Saviour in earnest, frequent prayer to God for strength to endure the trials, and to perform the daily duties, of this life.

Christ is the. Jesus taught us to pray directly to the Father when he gave us the Our Father (Matt. But we should understand that our prayers have access to the Father only through Jesus, for he proclaimed, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me” (John ).

Just as a path leads to a goal, or destination, so Jesus is the “way” that leads to God the Almighty. “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John ).

These words of Jesus help us to see that we should present our prayers to God through Jesus, and not directly to Jesus himself. No man should stop praying to the Father. Jesus certainly encouraged us to do so, and to do so often.

But a principle can be binding without being exclusive. The model prayer, which Jesus taught His disciples is not an exclusive prayer which of itself forbids all other prayers not molded in the exact same image. Rather it is an outline of a potential prayer, and a very good prayer at that, which covers.

Instead, knowing the truth revealed in Jesus, we can shout our praise: “Thanks be to God, our Saviour!” A recent survey of U.K. adults discovered that an astonishing 42% of respondents now pray regularly. We have time because we are less rushed, we recognise what a precious gift life is and what is truly important to us.

Prayer. So when we look at what the Bible says about prayer, our prayer should be directed to the Father realizing that Jesus Christ is our intermediary. He is there and intercedes for us right there at the throne of God. God the Son, who is Jesus, is the person who died to save us from our sins.

So, generally, when Scripture speaks of our Savior, it is referencing Jesus Christ. And when we think of our Savior, we generally think of Jesus who died on the cross for our sins. You ask about prayer. So we're said to pray "in the Spirit" in Ephesians "Pray in the Spirit." "Pray in the name of Jesus," I think means "on the basis of what Jesus has done to make our access to God possible," namely his blood and righteousness.

So when I say, "In Jesus' name" at the end of a prayer, I mean "because Jesus died for me and rose again, covered.

Answer: To understand Jesus as God on earth praying to His Father in heaven, we need to realize that the eternal Father and the eternal Son had an eternal relationship before Jesus took upon Himself the form of a man. Please read Johnparticularly verse 23 where Jesus teaches that the Father sent the Son (also see John ).

As “Father” is how Jesus urges us to address God. “When you pray, pray like this” and then we know the Lord Most High God of Israel becomes Our Father, with whom we may curl up in safety, whose arm.