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WHO SHOULD WE PRAY TO: GOD OR JESUS?

Discussion in '2005 Archive' started by ROBERTGUWAPO, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. ROBERTGUWAPO

    ROBERTGUWAPO Member

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    Who should we really pray to--God the Father, or, Jesus the Son? Is praying to Jesus, bypassing the Father? I'm curious...
     
  2. PastorSBC1303

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    We pray to the Father in the name of Jesus.
     
  3. exscentric

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    Why not include the Spirit also :)

    They are all God.
     
  4. natters

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    Pray to any and all. [​IMG]
     
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    They are each other.
     
  6. Marcia

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    I have to disagree with that. They are all God but they are not each other. The Son is not the Father; the Father is not the HS; the HS is not the Son, etc. They are distinct Persons in the Godhead.
     
  7. Soulman

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    We do not pray to the Holy Spirit because the Holy Spirit does not seek glory for Himself. Rather His job is to glorify the Son

    We pray to the Father through Jesus Christ. It is also appropriate to pray directly to Jesus.
     
  8. blackbird

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    "Our Father, who art in Heaven" with Jesus as interceeding---because my best prayer offered is weakness compared to His strength!!!
     
  9. Joseph_Botwinick

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    I have to disagree with that. They are all God but they are not each other. The Son is not the Father; the Father is not the HS; the HS is not the Son, etc. They are distinct Persons in the Godhead. </font>[/QUOTE]And yet they are all one. We do not worship more than one God. "Shema Yisroel Adoni Elohenu Adoni Achad".

    Joseph Botwinick
     
  10. HankD

    HankD Well-Known Member

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    Amen.

    John 10:30 I and my Father are one.

    They are one but not the same.

    HankD
     
  11. Marcia

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    I have to disagree with that. They are all God but they are not each other. The Son is not the Father; the Father is not the HS; the HS is not the Son, etc. They are distinct Persons in the Godhead. </font>[/QUOTE]And yet they are all one. We do not worship more than one God. "Shema Yisroel Adoni Elohenu Adoni Achad".

    Joseph Botwinick
    </font>[/QUOTE]I am aware that we worship one God; I am not a polytheist.

    I am still correct in saying that G, J, and the HS are not "each other." They are not each other.
     
  12. Watchman

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    "For whatsoever ye shall ask in My name..."
    Asking the Father, in the Son's name.
     
  13. PastorGreg

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    We pray to the Father in the name of Jesus through the power and direction of the Holy Spirit.
     
  14. yabba

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    Amen!!!
     
  15. Debby in Philly

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    We humans naturally gravitate to something we can relate to. So we often pray to Jesus, say that we know Jesus is with us, and sing praise to Jesus. That is because He was and is in human form. Yet, if you really think about it, it is God the Father to whom prayers should be addressed, and it is the Holy Spirit that is with us and empowers us. Jesus has done His redemptive work, and intercedes for us to God the Father, but it is the Spirit that we actually "know." But it is easier and more comforting for us to relate to a flesh and blood person, so we often do that when it is really another member of the Trinity involved. But you know what, I don't think it matters to God, because that would be like one member of the Trinity having pride over getting the proper credit. And neither the Father, nor the Son, nor the Holy Spirit could do that - sin.
     
  16. ituttut

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    Amen, Soulman
     
  17. ituttut

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    Hi blackbird. I personally do not pray this prayer for this is, I believe, the prayer for the Jew in the tribulation period. The kingdom was at hand, and would have come if the house of Israel had accepted Messiah, but the time of Jacob's troubles still would have come.

    The Hebrew through Jacob prayed directly to the Father and is told to do the same in the tribulation period. Our Father which art in heaven………………..Thy kingdom come (not Christ’s kingdom)………………….Give us this day our daily bread(in the preview of the kingdom, they sold all they had-----and will not be able to buy, or sell in the tribulation)………forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors(this is not our prayer for today, as all has been forgiven)……..led us not into temptation,(temptation, or testing, is for the tribulation) also ”Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth”, Revelation 3:10……….but deliver us from the evil one(we have been delivered already).

    Chapter 6 of Matthew also tells us this prayer should be prayed in private, and all our prayers are to be short and to the point, and not continuously repeated, of which I am sure you are aware.

    Last week we attended the funeral of a friend of my wife. It was actually the “rosary” of the beads that we were able to attend. I don’t know how many times the congregation prayed the Lord’s prayer, over, and over, and over, with their “hail Mary’s full of grace”, “mother of God”. I can understand the Catholics not understanding the significance of this prayer, but could never figure out why we Baptist pray this strictly dispensational prayer.

    Jesus never told His Apostles to use His name in prayer until He told them of the "Comforter". God the Father dealt directly with His own, and will do so after we are raptured into the kingdom of Christ. Christian faith, ituttut Galatians 1:11-12
     
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