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Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by ROBERTGUWAPO, Sep 20, 2005.
Some Christians pray to Jesus. The rest pray to God the Father. Which is really biblical?
We pray to the Father in the name of Jesus Christ with the power of the Holy Spirit.
I know of no scriptural indication that answering prayer is an office of the Son.
Maybe I'm fixing to learn something new . . .
Why does it matter? Seriously? Aren't they all Three a part of the same Godhead?
I guess it matters really. Because, do you and is it proper to pray to the Holy Spirit? (I still have a lot to learn here.)
I don't really see why it wouldn't be proper to. Ive always prayed to the Lord, I guess God can sort it out who Im talking to. Ive also always ended my prayers with "in Jesus' name", because I do believe that that much is indicated in the Bible.
I think we have a clear scriptural mandate to pray to the Father (i.e. the Lord's prayer). I pray to the Father, personally. I won't fault anyone for doing otherwise, but it would seem odd to me.
If you were having a conversation and a friend walked up, would you ignore that friend?
Do you believe that Jesus is present where two or three are gathered in His name?
Would you ignore the presence of your Lord?
Isn't that what prayer is?
who did Jesus pray to?
just do what Jesus did.
Everything is not so complicated.
Can we not pray as the need of the moment dictates; for instance, if an evil thought plagues my mind, I might pray directly to the Lord Jesus for cleansing. But my main prayers at devotion time would probably be to the Father in the name of Christ. And yes, we can pray to the Holy Spirit for assistance in conquering sin, or stirring up cold hearts for worship etc.
I've found in the past year that just plain prayer gets the job done .God has answered a lot of my prayers in the past year. Sometimes I pray to God ,sometimes to Jesus, sometimes to the Lord.I've been getting my prayer answered no matter how I pray. JUST KEEP IT SIMPLE!
Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
John 16:24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
pray ye "Our Father,..." Seems clear to me. In Jesus name through the Holy Spirit.
[ September 21, 2005, 02:54 AM: Message edited by: Benjamin ]
So, is praying to Jesus or the Holy Spirit wrong?
I think He gets the message.
We can hear His voice but He can't hear ours?
I agree! How can it be wrong to talk (pray and Praise) to Jesus and the Holy Spirit?
Did this make sense to anyone else?
Can we truly claim that we can do "just ... what Jesus did?"
I live in a real world. I am not Jesus. Therefore, there are somethings that He did that I cannot do. Actually there are a lot of things I cannot do. But there are many things that He can do through me.
Being with me and a group of believers as we pray to the Father is one of those things. The Holy Spirit groaning and interceding on my behalf is another.