praying in his name
“Anything you ask Me in My name I will do.” —John 14:14
If we believe in Jesus, we will do greater works than He did because of the power of prayer which He has given us (Jn 14:12-13). Jesus promised: “Whatever you ask in My name I will do, so as to glorify the Father in the Son. Anything you ask Me in My name I will do” (Jn 14:13-14). If we pray in Jesus’ name, and our prayer aligns with God’s will, we can have confidence His response is the perfect answer. If we seek first the kingdom of God, everything will be given us besides (Mt 6:33).
If we pray to be healed from cancer, will Jesus say yes to this prayer and will we be healed? Although the Lord usually wants us to be healed, and was even wounded so that we may be healed (1 Pt 2:24), physical healing is not the Lord’s highest priority. Therefore, the Lord may or may not say yes to our prayer to be healed from cancer. However, if we prayed to have the health necessary to witness for Him and to build His kingdom, then the Lord would say yes to that prayer. We may then be healed, or we would be able to do what the Lord wants us to do, even if we’re not healed. When we pray for Jesus’ prayers to be answered, then that prayer is answered. Pray in Jesus’ name.
Prayer: Father, teach me to pray (see Lk 11:1) by giving me the heart and mind of Jesus (see 1 Cor 2:16).
Promise: “Thus the word of the Lord was carried throughout that area.” —Acts 13:49
Praise: As Clarence was on his deathbed, his children and grandchildren, who had not been practicing their faith, gathered to pray the rosary together.
Reference: (To revitalize your prayer life view, download or order our booklet, Conversion-Conversations. This booklet features one short prayer conversation daily for forty weeks and helps you grow into a strong personal relationship with the Lord.)
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