“Our prayers, first, middle and last, are all in Christ” by Gerrit Scott Dawson

“Because we are united to our ascended head, we participate in His oneness and communion with His Father. So we have a triple relation to Jesus in prayer. First, as God the Son, He is prayed to by us; Jesus is the object of our prayer. But second, Jesus also prays for us as our, reconciling us to the Father making our prayers acceptable in Him. And, third, He prays in us, through the Holy Spirit, who is sent from the head throughout the body, joining all the members as one and joining all the members in vital life and energy to the ascended Lord. Our prayers, then, first, middle and last, are all in Christ.”

–Gerrit Scott Dawson, Jesus Ascended: The Meaning of Christ’s Continuing Incarnation (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2004), pp. 139-140.

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