Jesus said to his disciples, “Very truly, I tell you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete. I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures, but will tell you plainly of the Father. On that day you will ask in my name. I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. I came from the Father and have come into the world; again, I am leaving the world and am going to the Father.”
• Do I find my prayer is wasted because I do not get what I want from the Father?
Do I ask for something “in Jesus’ name” but not “in Jesus’ substance”?
• How did Jesus teach me to pray? Can I pray with him, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth” and to see what happens?