Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
(Matthew 6:9-13 ESV)
Jesus taught his audience to pray to God. He taught his disciples to get close to God. Why is this impossible to follow? When you pray you can only think of Jesus!
Again the witness of Jesus himself:
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”
(Mark 11:24-25 ESV)
In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. (John 16:23 ESV)
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
(Philippians 4:6-7 ESV)
A new pattern taught (Ask in Jesus’ name):
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
(John 14:13-14 KJV)
And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
(John 16:23-24 KJV)
Jesus himself prayed to God:
He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
(Matthew 26:42 KJV)
And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.
(Mark 6:46 KJV)
“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”
(Luke 22:31-32 ESV)
When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you,
(John 17:1 ESV)
In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.
(Hebrews 5:7 ESV)
Jesus’ prayer for you:
O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.” (John 17:25-26 ESV)
‘ I made known to them your name,’ Unfortunately the trinity makes all effort to not make the Father known to people. Trinity falsely teaches about the Merciful and loving Father. The trinity makes out that the Father is a blood thirsty and vengeful God but Jesus is Love. If only you can see the Father through the eyes of Jesus (not that this is fully attainable), then you will see the grace and mercy and love that abounds in the Father that Jesus prayed and worshipped.
Here is a good verse all the three come together:
I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf, (Romans 15:30 ESV)
Some of Paul’s testimony of his prayers:
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, (Colossians 1:3 ESV)
To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 ESV)
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, (1 Timothy 2:1-5 ESV)
We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, (1 Thessalonians 1:2 ESV)
Prayers in Revelation offered to God after Jesus’ ascension to heaven:
And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne, and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel. (Revelation 8:3-4 ESV)
When Jesus was on earth people spoke to him and even touched him. This however does continue – example Jesus spoke to Paula and paul indeed spoke to Jesus, Stephen ‘spoke’ to Jesus at his death. Stephen acknowledged that God had put all things in jesus’ feet. But Jesus when he was about to die mourned in pain.
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46 ESV)
Even when you say the Lord’s prayer “Our Father” you are thinking of Jesus and this the disaster of a belief in trinity!
Other examples of the new way THROUGH the Messiah Jesus:
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world.
(Romans 1:8 ESV)
you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
(1 Peter 2:5 ESV)
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23 KJV)
To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. (Romans 16:27 KJV)
In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. (Hebrews 5:7 ESV)
Do ye likewise