Should I Pray to Jesus or God?

Hello Beloved! I received a very good question from our Beloved sister, Sherry from the Bronx. In this video I answer her question on do we pray to Jesus or God?


Hello Christina I've been following you for the past month and I am very inspired with your teachings. I do have a question that I feel you may know the answer to. I know Jesus is God in human flesh but I get confused. Who do I go to in prayer and worship overall my day to day conversations. Some people say God (which is how I was raised) then I hear others say Jesus. Who do I go to? Who do send my prayers to? One minute I hear someone say God then in the following sentence it's Jesus. I always thought I am suppose to go to God and now I feel as if I'm leaving out Jesus. But if Jesus is God how can I be leaving him out. I'm in need of a straight up answer so I can have some form of
understanding. I've been on my spiritual journey since oct 2014 and still feel super confused about this. Hope to hear from you soon! Sherry
-bronx nyc


Well Hello Sherry from the Bronx! First, welcome to Beloved! Thank you so much for joining us! Second, I absolutely LOVE this question. I've wondered this myself before. Here's the short answer: We pray to God the Father, in the name of the Son Jesus Christ.

So let me explain what that actually means.

You are right, Jesus is God so when you pray to God you are essentially praying to both Jesus and God. Although God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are one, they do play different roles in our prayer life.

Like I said, we pray to God. But since we are imperfect speaking to a holy God, we need an intercessor to cover for us you could say. Jesus is that someone that vouches for us. Jesus is the reason we can confidently approach God in the first place because of His sacrifice on the cross that forgives us of our sins and clears us of unrighteousness before God. (Hebrews 4:15-16) Without Jesus we have no relationship with God and cannot even talk to Him in prayer. Just like we can't just go talk to the President unless invited, the same is true with God, so Jesus invited us to do so. So when we approach God we do so in the authority of Jesus Christ. This is why you will hear many people say "In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen." at the end of their prayers.

However, just because you say "In the name of Jesus" at the end of your prayer does not mean you get whatever you want. Someone might pray "Dear God, please hurt Sally because I don't like her. In the Name of Jesus. Amen". God is not going to honor a prayer like that.

So the Bible also tells us to pray in the Spirit. (Ephesians ‭6:1) This means that when we do pray we are not praying for selfish things but for what God wills. The Holy Spirit will guide us in our prayers to help us to do this. Praying in the Spirit means desiring the things God wants, not only what we want. It's matching our will with God's.

Now, we can still tell God how we feel. The Bible tells us to cast our anxiety on Him. (1 Peter 5:7) But the point of prayer is to get us on the same track as God. A great example of this is Jesus' prayer in the garden before He is about to be crucified. He casts out His anxiety on the Lord by asking God to take this cup, or situation from Him but in the end He ultimately asks for God's will to be done. (Luke 22:42) Jesus also offers us the Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13 as an example for us to pray.

Again, this is an excellent question I pray I was able to answer. Thank you for trusting me with your question. I'm also going to list more scriptures on this topic in the description box below that I think will add to this conversation. And if you have a question you would like me to answer visit to submit it! I post new videos every week so be sure to subscribe so you never miss a video.  Then I want to invite you to visit and sign up to have my weekly devotional called "Hello Beloved" sent directly to your inbox. Thanks so much for watching and until next time be beautiful, be blessed and be loved.