In Jesus' Name, Amen
The following is a transcription of the video above in which Don Whitney discusses the reason for saying "in Jesus' Name, Amen" after we pray:
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So, our access to God is in coming through Christ and his righteousness. Hebrews says that we come in his blood. So, it is through the death of Jesus who we have access to God, and praying in Jesus name is a theological shorthand for expressing that. That we have no righteousness of our own, that God will receive us as it were covered in the blood of Christ. God will receive us having been United with Christ. And so.
To pray a prayer in Jesus' name is to recognize that we're coming in the righteousness of Christ, not our own. We don't deserve to be heard by God, but Jesus does. And we come in his name, we come presenting him and all that he is. It also means I think that we are coming and asking what we believe Jesus would ask if he were in our situation. So, that's true, that's a lesser truth to the greater truth, that we come in and through the righteousness of Christ, God hears us because of Jesus. So we'd come, "Father, would you hear this prayer? It's not because I deserve it, but I come in Jesus' name."
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