How can Jesus say, “Ask anything in My name”?

May Your kingdom come, more and more, evident in our world and lives.

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And I will do whatever you ask in My name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask Me for anything in My name, and I will do it. If you love me, keep My commands.   John 14:13-15 NIV


“Ask me for anything” invites the equal and opposite follies of asking God for what is inappropriate, and not asking for what tests our faith. The context of the verse helps us find the balance — Christ is drawing out from His disciples who He is. He alone is the way into the kingdom — and that kingdom life and kingdom order meets everyone’s needs, your personal ones included.


Lord Jesus, I praise You as the One who holds all authority in heaven and earth. You are the king of the kingdom of heaven. Before You, every knee must bow.

May Your kingdom come, more and more, evident in our world and lives. May Your kingdom come in a revival: many turning to You, coming to know the Father and experiencing the joy of new life.

As I ask You to to bring the renewal of Your good rule to my world, nearby and further afield, especially… I thank You that you know my needs… and are renewing me in spirit, soul and body. I receive this, remembering what You have already done for me, Jesus. Amen.

For a brief reflection on this verse (3 min read) see on this page.

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