Daily Devotions with Spurgeon: 14th November

The Name to Use

If you shall ask anything in my name, I will do it. (John 14:14)

Anything! Whether large or small, all my needs are covered by that word anything.

What a wise promise! We are always to ask in the name of Jesus. While this encourages us, it also honours Him. The name of Jesus is as mighty at the throne as ever, and we may plead it with full assurance.

What an instructive prayer! I may not ask for anything to which I cannot put Christ’s hand and seal. I dare not use my Lord’s name to a selfish or willful petition. I may only use my Lord’s name to prayers which He would Himself pray. It is a high privilege to be authorized to ask in the name of Jesus as if Jesus Himself asked.

Am I asking for that which Jesus approves? Dare I put His seal to my prayer? Then I have that which I seek of the Father.

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