Who Do I Pray to, the Father, the Son or the Spirit?

Question:  Who are we supposed to pray to, God the Father or Jesus? 

Answer:  Because God is triune in being, one God made up of three persons who share the same essence, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, it doesn’t ultimately matter who you talk to.  Neither is jealous of the other because they are all equally God and completely on the same page about everything. 

However, the Bible sets the normal pattern for prayer in Ephesians 2:18 by saying, “For through him [Jesus] we both [Jews and Gentiles] have access to the Father by one Spirit.”  This means that the Father is the one to whom Jesus and the Holy Spirit directs us.  Jesus paid the way for us to have this access and the Holy Spirit may be counted on to help us pray as we should.


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