For Thought and Discussion Question, Page 149(2)
Why does it glorify the Father when Jesus grants prayers offered in His name? (John 14:13)
NIV Footnote: John 14:13: Prayers offered in His name is prayer aimed at carrying forward the work Jesus did, Prayer that He himself will answer. (3, page 1622)
Prayer brings us in line with Jesus and in accordance with God. Our purpose is to always be in alignment with God, for our prayers to be heard and answered. Prayer in line with Jesus gives us a better understanding of how to pray, why we should pray and how prayer changes things. (1, page 44)
God gets glorified because of our relationship with Him. We know He answers all prayers that come from His son, Our Lord and Savior, Jesus. As we grow in our relationship with God our Pray life should grow as well.
John 14:6: I am the way and the truth and the life…
- Helen Smith Shoemaker, The Secret of Effective Prayer, Word Book, 1967.
- John, Life Change Series, NavPress, 1987
- NIV Study Bible, Zondervan, 2008 edition.