Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Right Name

When we pray we close our prayers with the phrase, "In Jesus name, amen." There is power in that statement, but it doesn't come from merely reciting words. Scripture tells us that whatever we ask for in Jesus' name we will receive, but it is less about the verbiage and more about the heart behind it.

Praying in the name of Jesus is more about the humble attitude that we take into this spiritual conversation. It is seeking His direction and blessing in our own lives and in His church and opening ourselves up to following His leading. It is a prayer that thrives in humility and asking God what His will is instead of dictating what our will is to Him. When we pray selfish prayers that seek to satisfy our imperfect longings we can't tag the name of Jesus on the end of it and expect it to be pleasing to God's ears.

The power of the name of Christ will be reflected in the heart of the person praying and will bring answers that reveal God's desire to bless His children.

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