I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn’t, than live my life as if there isn’t, and die to find out there is!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Can Prayer be Directed to Jesus and/or The Holy Spirit?

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Is it OK to direct prayer to Jesus or the Holy Spirit, or should we address all prayer to the Father?

From Jesus' teaching regarding prayer in John 16:23-27, it would appear He is instructing us to address our prayers to the Father. However, when you read John 14:13,14 (below), it seems to teach that we can also address prayer to Jesus. Scripture does not clearly prohibit directing prayer to either Jesus or the Holy Spirit.  When we pray, the Holy Spirit helps us. See Romans 8:26,27. I see no real problem in directing prayer to the Father, the Son, or the Holy Spirit. I think it is very important to remember that we have one God, present in three persons. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  When you pray to one you are praying to all three.

In that day you will no longer ask me anything. I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. John 16:23

And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father.  You may ask me for anything in my name and I will do it.  John 14:13,14.


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