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.