Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. John 14:13-14
I certainly don't think that I have mastered what it truly means to pray "in the name" of Jesus. Such a thought freaks me out! But I do believe it is very important for us to reach forward, teach toward and believe for truths and realities that we have not yet fully experienced. Otherwise, we will "dumb down" the amazing promises of the New Covenant and what things are possible in the Holy Spirit here and now. I think of myself as being on a journey into a greater "fullness" - a grand adventure into experiences that are impossible with man, but possible with God. And...I do find great comfort in the words of the apostle Paul below.
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
What this says to me is that it is actually better for me, on the front end and fundamentally, to admit I am "weak" in prayer rather than an "expert" in prayer. That I can do! Then, I can learn to trust the Holy Spirit...the only real Expert...to lead me into how to pray by His inspiration and into the amazing prayer promise of John 14:13-14 and others like it.
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