Dear Fathers, Friends in Christ,
Psalm 47:2-3, 8-9, 10
Jesus told His apostles, "whatever you ask the Father in my name He will give you."
He was speaking to us as well. As disciples of Jesus, we too are privileged to make requests in His name.
The name of Jesus is holy. It is not to be used lightly. So when we pray in Jesus' name, we must do so with great reverence and care.
Yet, we also pray in the joy and freedom that is ours as children of God. Jesus tells us to "ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete."
I come before you as your child and as a follower of your Son Jesus.
I come to You now, to ask __________.
I request this, O God my Father, in the holy name of Your Son and my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Father Ed Bakker
Anglican Catholic Church / Original Province
Mission of Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne
Bendigo in the Central Goldfields