Anything in my name (Jn 14:14-14:14)

“If you ask me

For anything,

In my name,

I will do it.”

ἐάν τι αἰτήσητέ με ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί μου, ἐγὼ ποιήσω.

John uniquely indicated that Jesus once again repeated himself, as in the last verse.  If they asked Jesus (ἐάν τι αἰτήσητέ με) for anything in his name (ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί μου), Jesus would do it (ἐγὼ ποιήσω), using the first person singular.  Jesus was clear.  Just mention his name and everything would be done.  If you prayed to the Father in the name of Jesus, as most liturgical prayers are framed, Jesus would respond.  The name of Jesus was key, so that most structured Christian prayers end with “through Jesus Christ, our Lord.”  Do you pray through Jesus Christ?

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