Author : Evangelist Daniel Sushanth.
The Royal Mail, established in Great Britain in 1516, was the first modern public postal service created for government purposes, which later expanded to private correspondence.
I remember sending postal letters to my father overseas, where we had to buy stamps according to the letter’s weight and seal them with glue. It would take around a month for the letter to reach its destination, and we could only confirm its delivery when the postman provided an acknowledgment.
Although international communication was previously slow and inefficient, leading to long wait times for letters to reach their destination, technology has made significant advancements, enabling us to communicate instantly, share media, and participate in virtual face-to-face interactions.
Nevertheless, it is still crucial for the postal service to ensure that letters and packages are delivered accurately to the intended recipients, which was an even more daunting task in the past when manual processing without computer support was the norm.
Even though there are no physical post boxes for sending our prayers to God, supplication is a form of communication with Him. With the world’s population exceeding eight billion people, it is easy to imagine that countless supplications are sent to God every day, asking for His guidance and help.
According to the Bible, Jesus acts as a mediator between God and us. He intercedes on our behalf and carries our prayers to God. This is supported by verses like Romans 8:34, which states that Jesus is seated at the right hand of God and intercedes for us, and Hebrews 7:25, which emphasizes that Jesus always lives to intercede for those who approach God through him.
The phrase “In Jesus’ name” holds significant meaning as it is often used by believers to end their prayers. It signifies that followers of Christ have the same authority as Jesus to approach God the Father. By saying “In Jesus’ name, Amen,” believers express their intention to pray for things that align with God’s will and bring honor to Jesus.
Praying in Jesus’ name is not a magic formula, but rather a way of acknowledging that Jesus is the mediator between God and humanity. By ending a prayer in the name of Jesus, believers are expressing their faith in him as their Lord and Savior, and are asking for his intercession on their behalf.
Jesus taught us to pray in his name as stated in John 14:13, making it a significant element of prayer. Doing so shows faith in Jesus and seeks his assistance and guidance.
In general, concluding a prayer in Jesus’ name is a way of recognizing his authority and strength, and requesting his intervention and favor in all areas of life.
It is suggested that instead of relying on physical post boxes and post offices, one can devote quality time to prayer as it provides an uninterrupted, round-the-clock, lifelong service that is free and based on one’s faith.
Prayer serves as a reminder of Jesus’ achievements and his role as a mediator between us and God, allowing us to communicate with Him directly and approach Heaven.
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