Updated: Jul 16, 2021
What is this new trend I'm seeing and hearing more and more, to not end our Christian prayers #InJesusName"? I'm hearing it even in churches. I'm hearing it in public prayers of invocation and benedictions and this is concerning to me.
Have we bowed to the worldly pressures so much that we're afraid to offend anyone?
Have we conformed to this evil worlds dictation of what they say is right and wrong that we as Christians are ashamed to speak the name of Jesus?
Have we compromised our faith so much that the very thing we say we believe in, stand for; the very foundation of our faith and relationship: JESUS, we're now afraid or embarrassed to speak His name?
If we leave Jesus out of our prayers, then what are our prayers for? Who are our prayers to? Remember, the Word = (Jesus) says in John 14:6 - "Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me." So if we're directing our prayers to our Father in heaven, The Maker, Creator, Sustainer of ALL in heaven and the earth, our prayers must go through Jesus Christ; #InJesusName".
The Word, again Jesus, also says in John 14:13-14 "And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it."
Do you think He is lying when He says this? Do you think you can get around this?
If we don't ask #InJesusName", I don't believe our prayers will make it past the ceiling.
If we don't ask #InJesusName", so that the Father may be glorified through His son, if the prayer gets to the Father's ears, I believe they'll simply be batted away and not answered because we followed not the simple instructions to ask #InJesusName"
What does the Word also say? "If ye love me, keep my commandments." John 14:15
If we love Him, we're not ashamed of Him. Luke 9:26 - "For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when He shall come in his own glory, and in His Father's and of the holy angels." Romans 1:16 - "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."
So the name of Jesus should be littered throughout our prayers and most certainly at the end: "I ask all these things in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord" to seal the deal so to say, that the Father will hear and send an answer.
Just as in the days following Jesus' resurrection, the world forbade the disciples to speak the name of Jesus - Acts 4:18 "And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But what did Peter and John say? Acts 4:19-20 - "But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard."
THEY DID NOT COMPROMISE!
THEY DID NOT BOW NOR BEND!
THEY WERE NOT ASHAMED OF HIS NAME NOR OF HIS WORDS!
AND NEITHER SHOULD WE!
But also, as I recently heard in a sermon from Dr Tony Evans on the use of the name of Jesus in prayer, to end our prayers; the name of Jesus is power. Some try to use the name of Jesus as a way of obtaining His power without actually living in obedience to Him and His word. As if your disobedience in everyday life will be negated and looked over because you end your prayer in the name of Jesus. As Pastor Evans said, in order for that name to have power in your prayers, you must be living a holy, committed, obedient life to the Lord. Again, as He said, "If you love me, keep my commandments." John14:15
The name of JESUS is EVERYTHING!
The name of Jesus is POWER!
The name of JESUS is WEIGHTY!
The name of JESUS is AUTHORITATIVE!
The name of JESUS is ANOINTED to break yokes, make demons tremble and sends them running!
The name of JESUS HEALS!
The name of JESUS LOVES!
The name of JESUS is TRUE & TRUTH!
In Philippians 2:10 "That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things in earth, and things under the earth; for it is written, As I live, says the LORD, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God." Roman 14:11
John 20:31 "But these things are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through His name.
THE NAME OF JESUS IS LIFE! & LIFE MORE ABUNDANTLY!!!
SPEAK THE NAME OF JESUS & LIVE!
PRAY IN THE NAME OF JESUS WITH POWER & GET YOUR PRAYERS ANSWERED!
Father God it is my prayer is that I live a life worthy of you. That I live a life willing and obedient to your word; a life full of your power and anointing. I pray that when the rubber meets the road, when the trials and challenges of this life in you apply real pressure, when the world says that you are wrong and they are right, when persecution comes on every front, may I be able to stand and having done all yet stand even the more
for your name sake.
In Jesus' matchless and holy name I pray. Amen.