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Who do I pray to? God the Father, or Jesus?

Do we pray to God the Father through Christ, or do we pray to Jesus directly?  Or, should we just pray to God and address Father/Spirit/Son at the same time?

Matthew 6:5 - 13

ESV - 5 And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

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Mini pearl of the orient seas
God the Father is being glorified by His Son, named 'Jesus Christ' (John 13:31-32)

God made the world through His Son/The Word that He sent on earth that He be known (Col 1:15-17).

God in His Spirit draws near to His Son all Christ faithful believers for salvation and to live w/ them for eternity. 

Jesus Christ is the only way to the heavenly kingdom (the only way, truth & life) in God's power (John 14:6).

Jesus Christ is the only one who pleases God divinely & humanly... perfectly (Matt 3:16-17)!

Don't you want to be guided by the Son of God who knew well the mind of the Supreme King of heaven? God the Father can be reached well by Jesus Christ through his sacrifice of forgiveness for the world.

Just call God in Jesus Name as was promised to us, and believe on it! (I John 3:23).

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Andy  3 photo Andy Mangus I am a Christian since October 1979 & devoted truth seeker.
Scripture tells us specifically who, whom and how to pray. (Matthew 6:9-13)
tells us to pray "to the Father", in the name of Jesus. Jesus, when praying, addressed God as Father. Jesus was and is the one and only "begotten of the Father". "God is God, the Father, God, the Son and God, the Holy Spirit". 

"When you pray, pray like this...."Our Father, who(whom) art in Heaven, Hollowed be thy name, Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven....{give God your requests that are on your heart; asking in reverence and with childlike faith and trust...} Then, Thank the Lord in your most heartfelt attitude. Do this with the most respectful state of mind and voice! My suggestion is to close with "in the name of Jesus, I pray, AMEN!" 

Who do I pray to? Jesus set the example every time He prayed to His Father and our Father in Heaven, GOD, The FATHER. He is the Great "I AM". 
~~Andy~~

August 03 2016 3 responses Vote Up Share Report


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