Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God. He is both imminent, here with us and transcendent through the resurrection. He is the I am. He is the alpha and the omega, the ever was and ever will be. He is one with the trinity and uniquely brings all mankind into the bond of love and oneness that flows between them, through his incredible act of sacrifice upon the cross and his return through the power of love through his resurrection and ultimate ascension to be with the Father and the coming of theHoly Spirit at Pentecost, enabling us too, to be with them.
We can experience Jesus Christ’s presence through prayer and the Eucharist and through the power of the Holy Spirit working in us and through him. We can pray to him or we can pray with Him and in His holy name. For he says, most specifically,
” I am.” And these two words are incredible because they are and therefore, he is ever present and eternal at the same time!
We find, in this knowledge, that we can talk directly and intimately to him, through our spiritual connection, fulfilled and blessed in the power of the passion, the resurrection and Pentecost.
To pray to the Son is to pray also to the Father, for they are one, acknowledging that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. It is to truly be a Christian as Christ asks us to be, to follow him wherever he leads and to pray with confidence in his name, knowing that our prayers are received and granted, for they are fulfilled through our utter confidence and faith in God.
In praying to Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God, we accept as true all that he has said. We accept Jesus Christ as both human and divine, uniquely placed between us and the Father as a conduit to heaven. We know with absolute certainty in our hearts that all is possible through prayer, for has he not told us so?
Did he not say, that whatever we ask in his name, he will do, that his father might be glorified? Did he not reassure us that whatever we ask in his name, he will do it?
This is an amazing thing to say. It is more wonderful still to believe and have confidence that our prayer is answered because of our faith and trust in these words. For is he not the word of God and thus speaks true? We explore prayer in more detail soon.
In the meantime we ask God to bless our prayer life richly and immerse ourselves in prayer and help us come closer to the Son.
Help us to hear Your Word
To sing Your praise
To see Your face
To know Your voice.