Should We Pray to Jesus or God?

We should pray to God in the name of Jesus by the guidance of the Holy Spirit. God is the judge who decides whether our prayers are worth answering or not.

But since we are all sinners, God should not be answering our prayers. It is written in God’s law that He doesn’t hear the prayers of sinners. That is why we must pray in the name of Jesus. It is only in Jesus that we are made righteous.

Any prayer made to God will only be heard if it is made in the name of Jesus. The Holy Spirit is our guide. Apostle Paul wrote in the book of Romans that we do not know how to pray as we ought to but the Holy Spirit intercedes for us with groans that are too deep for words.

Praying to the Holy Spirit doesn’t make sense since it is not His work to answer our prayers. It is the work of God to answer our prayers.

But we can’t know how to pray unless the Holy Spirit guides us.

Praying to Jesus is acceptable if the prayer is requesting Jesus to ask the Father on our behalf. In the Bible, in the book of John chapter 17, we see Jesus praying for us to the Father.

This does not mean that Jesus doesn’t have power to grant us what we want but He humbled Himself to let the Father be the judge.

Therefore, it is okay to pray to Jesus to make intercession for us to the Father. In fact, this is what is recommended for new believers. Praying to Jesus is simple since many mistakes you make in prayer can be overlooked.

But when we are praying to the Father, we are told that it is better not to make a vow than make it and not fulfill for God takes no pleasure in fools.

There is no room for error when we pray directly to the Father and that is why most of our prayers are made to Jesus so that Jesus evaluates them and knows what to ask the Father on our behalf.

But it is the Father who answers all prayers.

Not many believers have the privilege of praying directly to the Father. It takes a lot of learning from the Holy Spirit for a believer to be able to make direct prayers to God.

Prayers made directly to God get instant answers since there is no moderation. This is how prophets of old were able to perform great miracles with simple prayers. Jesus had not come at that time. People dealt directly with God but it also meant that mistakes in prayer were punished severely.

We see God granting the Israelites their wish when they said God had brought them out of Egypt to kill them in the wilderness. Sure enough, God heard their prayer and in that wilderness they died according to the words of their mouths.

The moderation of Jesus has spared us of disasters that we foolishly ask for in our prayers.

Glory to Jesus!

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