Praying in the name of Jesus

It is scriptural to pray in the name of Jesus and to add His name to the end of your prayers, or at the beginning of your prayer.

Praying in the name of Jesus is to pray what Jesus would pray on your behalf. The name of Jesus is above every name. God was pleased with Jesus, so He gave him a name far above every name in the earth.

“Taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness and being found in appearance as a man, He humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross! Therefore, God exalted the name to the highest place. God gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord to the glory of God the Father,” Philippians 2:7b-11.

A person’s character, reputation and authority are wrapped up in their name. When you do something in another person’s name you are coming in the authority of that person. You are not coming on your own authority. You are coming in His stead.

The person that you come to for assistance is expected to react to you, not on the basis of who you are, but on the basis of the person who sent you. When you come to the Father you come because Jesus sent you. When we walk into the Throne Of Grace, it’s not our idea to speak to the Lord of Heaven and Earth. We are sent to Him by His Son Jesus (Hebrews 4:16).

“Let us come boldly to the Throne of Grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need,” Hebrews 4:16. When we go to the Throne of Grace, the Son is sending us, to get help from the Father. The Father is obliged to treat us as he would His own Son because we came in His stead.

We are adopted in the family of God. As children, we are accepted in the beloved.

Since Christ is the Beloved Son, the Father accepts us as he would his own Son. We are joint heirs; therefore, we share in the same inheritance as Jesus.

“As children, then heirs, heirs of God, and joint heirs with Jesus,” Romans 8:7. This means that as believers in Christ, we share equally in our privileges. Jesus does not have more privileges than we have. We are not lesser heirs than Jesus.

“And in the day ye ask me nothing, verily, verily I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, He will give it to you,” John 16:23.