March 18, 2024

Jesus Teaches About Using His Name In Prayer,                                    Part 2

Matthew 16: 25-33

25 “Though I have been speaking figuratively, a time is coming when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about my Father. 26 In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf. 27 No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. 28 I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.”

29 Then Jesus’ disciples said, “Now you are speaking clearly and without figures of speech. 30 Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God.”

31 “Do you now believe?” Jesus replied. 32 “A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me.

33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”


I am glad to know that even in my weakness, Jesus loves me and understands.  Even in my lack of faith he continues to work with me. I am more thankful that he went to the cross for me so that I can approach God directly with my prayers and petitions as I pray in his name, the name Jesus.


I will remember that Jesus understands and that I can go to God as I am and he will see me through my own weakness and persecution as I walk and follow him.


Lord help me to recognize your Holy Spirit who Jesus left so that we would not be alone.  Help my unbelief when I get weak.  Thank you, Jesus for the comforting words that you have overcome the world.  In Jesus name I thank you, Amen.