Friday, February 2, 2018
Praying in the name of Jesus is not a formula for a charm or an incantation to help us in a magical way. In the legal world, when someone assigns you power of attorney, you have the authority to act on behalf of that person and in his place. You can sell and buy real estate, possessions, or whatever the document states.
Praying in the name of Jesus means:
- I make my request to God for the sake of Jesus. I deserve nothing. I have no rights at the throne of God, so I am asking on the merits of Christ. He is my Maker and Redeemer. God answers, in honor of Christ (John 14:13-14; 15:16; 16:23-24; Acts 16:18; 1 Corinthians 1:2).
- I approach God in the authority of Jesus, my Lord and Savior (Acts 3:6; 16:18; 1 Corinthians 1:2).
- I ask in line with his will (1 John 5:14).
Lord Jesus, our Master and Savior, we bless you. Your name expresses your divine nature and glory, your sacrificial love, your compassionate attitude toward us, and your saving power. Thank you.
I pray for Muslim people all over the world. Open their spiritual eyes to acknowledge the greatest name, the name that is above all others. Open their hearts to accept you and surrender their lives to you. Set them free from old beliefs, superstitious practices, and slavery to a system that has, for centuries, abused them. Help them realize that salvation is found in no one other than you (Acts 4:12).
I pray for the churches among Muslims to be full of the Holy Spirit and strongly founded on the Word of God. Give them a vision to bring the nations to Jesus Christ.
You are worthy to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise (Revelation 5:12). Amen.
The smell of your perfume is sweet, your name is like fragrant perfume…. In his name, the nations will put their hope (Song of Solomon 1:3; Matthew 12:21, SAB).