Day 14 of 40 Days of Discipleship: In Jesus’ name

John 14:13-14
And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
Why do we say ‘In Jesus’ name’ when we finish a prayer? Does any prayer suddenly becomes acceptable because we add ‘in Jesus name” at the end?
Saying ‘In Jesus name’ when we pray is a reminder that we are asking what we think Jesus wants and deserves in that situation. We are asking according to his worthiness and victory on the cross. He died to make such a prayer answerable. So we think about that when we ask.
In some countries children go to a corner store and make purchases on their parents’ account. If they ask for a quart of milk or a loaf of bread they get it. If they ask for 5 kilos of candy they don’t. By asking in their parents’ name, the store owner gives then what their parents would want.
When we read the Bible, we find out what God wants, and this guides us to ask in Jesus’ name.

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