Sometimes I hear people question if it’s proper to pray to Jesus directly, instead of directing our prayer to Father God, as Jesus Himself prayed (Matthew 26:36-46). This passage in Hebrews makes it clear enough to me – that it is totally fine and Scriptural to pray to Jesus directly: Hebrews 13:12-15
12 Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate. 13 So, let us go out to Him [Jesus Christ] outside the camp, bearing His [Jesus’] reproach. 14 For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come. 15 Through Him [Jesus] then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.
The writer of Hebrews mentions the name of Jesus, and then said “let us go out to Him [Jesus]…” and then in verse 15 continues in reference to Jesus, “Through Him [Jesus] then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God“.
There is nothing improper about talking directly to Jesus Christ in prayer. After all – Jesus is our mediator! This passage in Hebrews even says we should do this “continually”!
verse 22: let us approach [God]… Jesus is our Great High Priest who intercedes on our behalf. He is the only mediator between God and man. He is the reason we can come confidently into His very presence…
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