TEXT: John 14:16-18
The Bible informs us that Jesus Christ is in Heaven right now interceding for us. In these verses, which were spoken by Jesus with His disciples at the Last Supper, we have one of the specific requests that Jesus made on our behalf.
Jesus told His disciples, "I will pray the Father..." The word pray here simply means to ask or to make a request. That is what prayer is -- asking. Henry Alford notes that the future tense of this verse indicates that a physical closeness implied here. Jesus was planning on making this request after He got back to Heaven following the resurrection.
Jesus is confident that God will answer His prayer. He says, "and he [the Father] shall give you another Comforter." Jesus, being the Son of God, has no doubt that His request will be answered. We who are also children of God should pray with the same confidence if we are praying in the will of God.
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