You say that prayer should be addressed to the Father. Is it wrong then to address the Son or Spirit in prayer? If Jesus holds the office of Priest, cannot we go to Him as well?

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According to the Bible, every prayer should be addressed to the Father and never to the Son or the Spirit. Even after the ascension of Jesus — when He took His role as High Priest, all prayers recorded in the Book of Acts and the Epistles are always addressed to God the Father. No single prayer is ever addressed to the other two Persons of the Trinity. It is true that Yeshua does hold the office of Priest, but individuals did not pray to priests, even in the earthly sphere. When Aaron and his descendants served as High Priests, people did not pray to them. Even the prayers that are recorded in the Old Testament are addressed to God, not to the High Priest. It is true that we are to pray in Christ’s name, but this not the same issue as to whom we address that prayer. A letter can be addressed to one party in the name of another. By the same token, prayers are addressed to God the Father in the name of the Son. To pray in this way means to pray in the Son’s authority, and He has given us authority to approach God the Father in prayer (Galatians 4:1-7).

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