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Jehovah’s Witnesses

Why Pray in Jesus’ Name?

The Bible’s answer

We must pray to God in Jesus’ name because this is the only way God has approved for us to approach Him. Jesus said: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) Jesus also told his faithful apostles: “Most truly I say to you, If you ask the Father for anything he will give it to you in my name.”—John 16:23.

More reasons to pray in Jesus’ name

  • We honor Jesus and his Father, Jehovah God.—Philippians 2:9-11.

  • We show that we appreciate Jesus’ death as God’s provision for our salvation.—Matthew 20:28; Acts 4:12.

  • We recognize Jesus’ unique role as Intercessor between God and men.—Hebrews 7:25.

  • We respect Jesus’ service as the High Priest who can help us gain a good standing with God.—Hebrews 4:14-16.