Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

The above is an orthodox guide to prayer found in the Gospels. This prayer shows a respectful order of how to worship God above all - first, and how to approach God. We are called to pray to the Father, in Jesus name. 

People use Acts 7:59 to say that we should also pray to the Son but they misunderstand what is going on when Stephen is being stoned. He is seeing a vision of the Lord in verses 55-56, Jesus is seen standing at the right hand of God the Father, so this is not really prayer but a connection with a vision. It isn't wrong to address a prayer to Son or Holy Spirit but it is not a correct biblical understanding of our relationship with the Father (through Messiah priest, via the Holy Spirit. Eg. simply Father, Daddy, request ………. in the name of Jesus.

The Bible, shows that all prayer should be addressed to the Father not the Son or the Spirit. After Messiah took on His role as High Priest, prayers recorded in the Book of Acts and the Epistles always address God the Father. 

We are to pray in Christ's name: prayers are addressed to the Father in the name of the Son. We pray in the Son's authority as has been given as our conduct to approach the God the Father See sonship heir concept in Galatians 4:1-7.

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