• If your prayer is in faith, with an attitude of humility and repentance, depending on the sacrifice of Christ to atone for your sin, it doesn't matter. You are free to address any person of the Trinity, as They are in perfect communion (which is how the Three are One in my understanding), with no rivalry. Your prayers, and anything else you do, are mediated and perfected through Christ's atonement. His Blood covers the fact that even your prayers are tinged with sin, and He presents a perfected prayer on your behalf to the Father. The Holy Spirit helps also by praying on your behalf things you don't even know to pray for yourself. (Romans 8:26-27)
  • Jalex is right. When you pray to the Father, or Lord, or Lord God or however you start your prayer it is addressed to God. Jesus, Jehova and the Holy Spirit all hear the prayer. It does not matter which name you use, they are all God. Now there is only one way to the Father, and that is through Jesus Christ. I believe that this is talking about for salvation, and not prayer, but arguments could be made either way. Without being under the blood of Christ, God will not even listen to your prayer, as you are stained with sin. He cannot look on sin. John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. The Bible also says that Jesus is there making intercession for all of His Saints, as mediator. 1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; This is speaking of obtaining forgiveness. Then there is the beautiful verse in Hebrews, Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. That is where God sits, freely bestowing forgivness and Grace on His repentant children. When you ask with a contrite heart, God gives it. Do these verses prove that Jesus hears all prayer? Yes. God is a Trinity though, if Jesus hears it so do the others.
  • Jesus told us in Matthew 6:9 "This, then, is how you should pray: 'Our Father in heaven...'" Jesus instructs us to direct our prayers to the Father who is God. In another passage believers are encouraged to request things of Jesus giving a precedent for prayer to Jesus. John 14:13-15 (NIV) "And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name..." Neither trinitarians nor "oneness" theologies see any problem reconciling the two.
  • According to Bible we should pray to God Almighty through Jesus's Name. Only through Jesus. One God One Mediator. No Trinity or triethism......
  • You pray directly to God through Jesus, our Saviour and mediator for our sins. I hope this helps to answer your important question!
  • After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Matthew 6:9
  • we pray THROUGH Jesus. Jesus said "anything you ask in my name , it will be given". In Christ's name we pray.
  • You can pray to the father OR Jesus. The KJV reads John 14:13-14 "13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. ****************************************************** In correct translation, John 14:14 reads, "if you ask ME in MY OWN name, I will do it." The repetition in the KJV is confusing without the correction. First he says, if you ask the FATHER in MY NAME, I'LL do it. Second he says, if you ask ME in MY OWN NAME, I'LL do it.
  • No one comes to the Father but thru Jesus Christ.
  • Stephen prayed to Jesus, Acts 7:59. Also, Paul prayed to Jesus in 2 Cor 12:8-12. John prayed to Jesus in Rev 22:20.
  • Does it make a difference? The results are the same: nothing
  • When I was a kid, I was taught to pray TO god THROUGH Jesus, sort of like an intermediary. They I was told to have a personal relationship with god. Just another one of the problems that couldn't be reconciled.
  • Jesus told his disciples that when they pray, they are to pray, "Our Father, who art in Heaven..."
  • We should pray BOTH to Jesus (God the Son) and to God the Father. Look at the following examples: Jesus taught us to pray to the Father in the "Lord's Prayer" look at Matthew 6:9, Luke 11:2 "Our Father in heaven..." Jesus also told us to pray to him: John 14:12-17 Here Jesus tells us that if we pray to Jesus (whilst he is with the Father) then we will be more effective on earth than Jesus was in the gospels. That is Jesus has chosen to work on earth through people who pray. As an example of what pray can do, we received the Holy Spirit only after Jesus prayed that we would.
  • Pray with your whole heart, your whole mind & your whole soul. You can direct your prayers either to Christ the Savior or God the Father for they are One. Remember that Christ said "My Father & I are One" ((John 10:30). It is not the technicality that matters, it is the prayer of the heart that matters most. Peace.
  • Read the Bible if you are looking for an answer "according to the Bible". Trust noone.
  • "Jesus said: No one can come to the father except through me" This refers all sort of forgiveness,previleges,blessings, protection and everything else. PRAYERS TO THE FATHER IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST like this: O my loving heavenly father! I come to you in the matchless name of Lord Jesus Christ. Right now cleanse me by the blood of Jesus and listen to this prayer(there is every possibility to be defiled)............(add your requests or prayers) and (say at the end of prayer) I ask this prayer in the name of Jesus. Amen
  • They are the same person, so it doesn't matter.

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