Why do we pray ‘in Jesus Name’? Is it just a label we tag on to our prayer? No! It’s because only Jesus has ‘credit’ with God! I could write out a check for $1 million and sign my name ….. but it would bounce! In the same way ….. I don’t personally have any credit in Heaven. In fact I am in debt to God. But if Jesus signed the cheque ….. it would be valid! As long as our prayer is according to His will and in His Name ….. we are assured of His answer!
‘And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.’
It reminds me of the old song:
‘He paid the debt he did not owe, I owe the debt I could not pay
I needed someone to wash my sins away
And now I sing a brand new song, “Amazing grace”
Christ Jesus paid the debt I could never pay’