The Prayer Secret of Praying
According to God's Word
Jesus is our Mediator, Intercessor, Advocate, and our Lord. He stands between us and the Father. In no place in the Bible is it recorded that Jesus told His disciples to pray to Him. They were always to pray to the Father in His Name.
If we wish to be sure of reaching the throne, we must come according to the rules laid down in the Word of God.
23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
Notice that Jesus said, "... in that day ye shall ask me nothing." Jesus said this just before He went away. He was talking about the mediatorial session at the right hand of the Father when He ascended and was seated. Another translation reads, "In that day ye shall not pray to me." Jesus said to ask the Father in His Name. There is no other way to pray.
We can tell Jesus how much we love Him and appreciate Him, but when it comes to praying and asking, we must ask the Father through the Lord Jesus. Ephesians 3:14,15 says, "For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named." It is not important what church you belong to, but it is important whose family you belong to.
Many people know about praying to God, but they know nothing about praying to the Father. They don't sound as if they really know Him. He is God to the world, but Father to me. There is real joy in knowing that the Father will answer our