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Praying in the Name of Jesus Christ, Part 2 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #210)

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Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is Matthew 26:39 which reads: "And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt."

Our prayer motivator quote today is from Evan Roberts. He said: "Prayer is buried, and lost and Heaven weeps. If all prayed, the wicked would flee from our midst or to the refuge."

Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 2 of our series titled "PRAYING IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST" from Dr. John R. Rice.

The phrase "in Jesus' name" is not to be used simply as a magic formula. In fact, I do not think it was specially intended as words to be said in a prayer. That phrase is not in the model prayer, given by our Lord, nor was it used in any prayer recorded of New Testament Christians.

We say "in Jesus' name" as a commonplace phrase, a part of formal ritual, in prayers that get no answer. That proves they were not really asked for Jesus' sake, not really asked just to please Him.

But Bible Christians prayed in the will of God, without mentioning that it was in Jesus' name they asked it. This condition of successful prayer is not a matter of words but of heart. No one can pray in Jesus' name without knowing what the Lord Jesus wants and without wanting just what He wants in that particular matter.

Really, to pray in Jesus' name simply means to pray in the will of God.

+ Plus, listen to Steven Curtis Chapman singing "Let Us Pray"

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