What Does It Mean to Pray in the Name of Jesus? In several passages from the Gospel of John, Jesus instructs us to pray in his name.
John 14:13-14 (NIV) 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
This command has led many Christians to end their prayers with something like “in Jesus’ name” before they say “Amen.”
I often end my prayers with “in Jesus’ name.” But when Jesus told us to pray in his name, he wasn’t talking about the words with which we end our prayers.