Many years ago, I heard a preacher talking. He said that one year his car quit. There was no way to fix the car.
The preacher needed the car to visit the sick and needy in the community. Without the car, the preacher could not go to the meetings that required his presence. So, the preacher got on his knees and prayed. The preacher asked God to help him in his time of need. He asked God to help him get a car. He was not asking for a new car, just something dependable.
About a week later, a man that had not been coming to their church for very long gave the secretary the keys to a nice Cadillac. The next day the preacher got on his knees and thanked God for the car. While he was praying, the man mentioned that a less expensive car would have been better.
Suddenly the preacher heard a very plain voice. The voice stated, “You didn’t ask me for a Chevrolet, you asked me for a car.
Christ tells us in Matthew 6:8-13 all the things we need to pray for. There are times we need to thank God for specific things. There are times we need to ask God for specific things, so we simply add these things to the list Christ gave us to pray.
The point Christ was trying to make was that we need to be specific about our needs and make sure we are not asking for something God has already promised to give us.
And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.John 14:13-14 (NKJV)
Many people will not like what I have to say about this verse of scripture. All I ask is that you study the bible for yourself and let the Love of God tell you the truth as it is written in the bible.
Satan loves the fact that he has deceived so many people over the years as to who they should pray to. Yes, satan has not only deceived people, but he has also deceived preachers and large church organizations about this subject.
I have studied prayer from Genesis 1-1 to Revelations 22:21 and I have only found one scripture that tells us who we should pray in the name of. According to the bible, we should pray in the name of Jesus Christ when we pray to God our Father in Heaven.
When your priest or preacher gives the sermon on Sunday morning, make sure they give you the scripture reference. Go home and study the scripture and see if it matches what the preacher/priest has said.
If you find some discrepancy in the sermon, gather your family, and tell them about it. Do not be deceived.
Christ tells us through the bible to pray to God (not some person) and to reference His name only.
Don’t feel bad, Satan tried to deceive Christ. Christ knew the bible and when satan misquoted the scriptures, Christ corrected him. You must do the same if you want your prayers to be answered.
If you pray to anyone but God, if you pray in the name of anyone but Christ, your prayers won’t even reach the ceiling.
The Love of God is a great thing; however, we must follow His commands. AMEN!!!