Jesus instructs His Disciples on Prayer:
During the last supper before Jesus was
crucified, He gives additional instructions in
regard to prayer:
whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, that
the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14
"If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.
15 "If you love Me, you will keep My
commandments. John 14:13-15 (NAS)
"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 of the Father in My name, He may give to you.
John 15:16 (NAS)
"And in that day you will ask Me no question. Truly,
truly, I say to you, if you shall ask the Father for
anything, He will give it to you in My name. 24
"Until now you have asked for nothing in My name;
ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made
full. 25 "These things I have spoken to
you in figurative language; an hour is coming when I
will speak no more to you in figurative language,
but will tell you plainly of the Father. 26
"In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not
say to you that I will request the Father on your
behalf; 27 for the Father Himself loves
you, because you have loved Me, and have believed
that I came forth from the Father. John 16:23-27
According to the scriptures above, the disciples
were told to ask for things and to give thanks how?
- In Jesus' name.
- By their own name or authority.
- Through the name of Mary, Jesus' mother.