Should we only pray to God the Father, given Christ's words in the model prayer and His proclamation that the Father was greater than He?
Martin Collins, appraising John's first epistle as a very encouraging document giving us a testimonial of what God has done, realizes that there are basic foundational things every Christian should know: that our sins have been forgiven and we have received life and wisdom through His name's sake, that Jesus Christ has overcome …
In the model prayer, Jesus Christ gave His disciples a basic outline from which they could craft their own meaningful prayers to the Father.
We have much work to do as saints, sending up incense symbolically as we pray for each other and for God's purpose to be fulfilled universally.
It is impossible to be a Christian without being a child of God. When we are in God's family, we have distinct privileges.
God expects us to intercede in behalf of others, but we must do this with wisdom, sincerity, and humility, with the help of God's Spirit, according to God's will.