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Old 10-09-2012, 04:58 PM
 
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I'm curious as to whether you address your prayers to God the Father or to His Son, Jesus Christ.

The reason for my question is that I've heard people say that they "ask Jesus" for things. I've also heard people say, "thank you, Jesus." My own prayers are always addressed to God the Father, but I offer them "in the name of Jesus Christ." What about you? Please include an explanation of why, along with your answer.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:23 PM
 
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I pray to God, my Father in Heaven and ask for things in Jesus name. I do sometimes say "Thank you Jesus" but I feel we do owe Him a debt of thanks for all He did for us.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:30 PM
 
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In the Book of Ephesians 5: 20....Says ``Giving thanks always for all things to God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.``.....Jesus said in Matthew 6: 9....``Our Father , which are in Heaven , Hallowed be your name ..``.....Jesus said in John 14: 13....``And what so ever you will ask in my name, that will I do , That the Father may be glorified in the Son``....... See we are called to pray to the Father , by the name of Jesus Christ who is our righteousness, ..Then Holy Spirit who is the deliverer of the power of the Lord , and Holy Spirit who will judge our expectation to receive, and our confidence of Faith in the Lord .....Still sometimes we need to believe in the gift of faith ....
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:25 PM
 
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Sounds like both posters pretty much agree with me. Anybody who doesn't?
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:39 PM
 
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"Poppa." (which, in sparrow language means "Grandfather".)
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:27 PM
 
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I'm curious as to whether you address your prayers to God the Father or to His Son, Jesus Christ.
I can't help but notice you didn't include the Holy Spirit.

(Not trying to be smarmy here. It was a glaring omission to me and I'm wondering why that part of the Holy Trinity was left out. I know both Catholics and Protestants who pray to the Holy Spirit for things like wisdom.)
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:24 AM
 
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To the Father in me.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:39 PM
 
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To the Father in me.
The Spirit of Life that dwells within; and all around us.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:50 PM
 
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The Spirit of Life that dwells within; and all around us.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:54 PM
 
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I pray to God and have no idea if anyone considers that right or wrong and don't care what anyone else thinks or how many scriptures and verse are quoted, God is God and that is where my prayers are directed. This is my belief and my preferance, I will from time to time ask Mary, Joseph or St Jude to intercede for me with God for something specific but I am asking them for a favor not praying to them.
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