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Time with God - July 16

Monday, 16 July 2018

John 16:23-27

In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.  “I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father. In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.”

Allow Jesus to pray his requests through us, and the answer to our prayers is guaranteed!

Reread the astounding promises made in this verse if we’ll pray “in Jesus’ name”. This doesn’t mean that we add “in Jesus’ name” onto the end of our prayers (though it can be a good reminder to do so). Praying in Jesus’ name means we pray on his behalf, in his interest.

God’s challenging you to change your prayer focus from asking for what you want, to asking for what Jesus wants in your life. How can you know what he wants? By spending lots of time with him!

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