You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; But I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.
You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another. John 15:14-17 NKJV
If Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior He calls you His friend. He knows everything you have ever done. He sees everything you will ever do. He still considers you His Friend!
Jesus has chosen us to participate in His ministry. He created us to be extensions of His authority. Jesus wants us to continue the work He began two thousand years ago.
Jesus is telling us we have access to the Father. God the Father will give us whatever we ask for if we ask in Jesus’ name. God does not want everyone to be rich and famous. Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water either. God does answer prayer!
Jesus wants us to ask the Father for things that are eternal. He wants us to pray for things that impact people. Jesus wants us to ask for things that will magnify His name and bring salvation to the lost the lonely and the brokenhearted people in our world.
Jesus wants us to ask the Father for things that bring about God’s will for our world.
The ministry of Jesus is to be continued by His people today!
Closing a prayer with the words; “In Jesus name,” does not mean we are praying in Jesus name. Praying in Jesus name means praying for things Jesus would pray for. It means praying according to His will. It means praying with the authority Jesus gives us.
What would Jesus pray for today?
Jesus would pray for things that bring glory to God. He would pray for things that bless the people of God. Jesus would pray for us to love His people as much as He does. Jesus would pray for people who do not know Him to enter into a loving relationship with Him!
What do Jesus’ friends pray for?
Jesus’ friends pray for unity among God’s people. Jesus’ friends pray for God’s will to be carried out on the earth. Jesus’ friends pray for people who do not know the Lord to come to a saving faith in Christ!
Are you a friend of Jesus? If so pray according to His will!
If you are not a friend of Jesus you can be. Call out to Him. Ask Jesus to be your friend. The Lord will you show you how to pray according to His will. Jesus will answer your prayer by bringing you into His eternal family!
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