What are the bible verses that says to PRAY directly to Jesus?

A question from a reader: And don’t response with the verse that says Jesus is the only way to the Father, because “only way” could mean to follow his teachings, believe in Jesus, etc, but I am looking for the direct instruction to pray to Jesus. Thanks.

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19 Responses to “What are the bible verses that says to PRAY directly to Jesus?”

  • Jörmungandr says:

    none, although it is easier to pray to something when you know what it looks like

  • Bellissimo says:

    does not exist.


  • Ol' Doc says:

    Actually, it doesnt’ say that in those words anywhere. The closest is what you put, coupled with John 3:16, and there you have it

  • Gastounet says:

    I am not sure but here are the ones that explain that Jesus and John were lovers dear. That’s so sweet don’t you think ?

  • foxhole atheist says:

    None that I can think of, but these is one that says don’t

    jesus sleeping in a boat – storm brewing up – disciples wake him
    he goes a bit ape s**t – saying they should have prayed to God
    not bl**dy woken him up

  • hasse_john says:

    The Savior YAHOSHUA said ‘before Abraham was ‘I AM”. In saying that He affirmed His divinity. (and they took up rocks to stone Him). We are encouraged to pray to a divine one. John 1 makes it clear that the Savior and the Creator were the same being.

  • Capt. CB; seguidor de Cristo! says:

    I prefer to use 1 John 2:1 “..and if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not ours only but also for the whole world….”
    Note Advocate is Capitalized which means Deity. If Jesus christ is our Advocate and the propitiation for our sins then there is no other way to God the Father than by Jesus christ.

  • Light and Truth says:

    You weren’t the same person because the Atonement of Jesus Christ is real. And the promise is real that we can become new, changed, and better. And we can become stronger for the tests of life. We then go in the strength of the Lord, a strength developed in His service. He goes with us. And in time we become His tested and strengthened disciples.
    Elder Henry B. Eyring, In the Strength of the Lord, Ensign (CR), May 2004, p.16
    You will then notice a change in your prayers. They will become more fervent and more frequent. The words you speak will have a different meaning to you. By commandment we always pray to the Father in the name of Jesus Christ. But you will feel a greater confidence as you pray to the Father, knowing that you go to Him as a trusted and proven disciple of Jesus Christ. The Father will grant you greater peace and strength in this life and with it a happy anticipation of hearing the words, when the test of life is over, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”

  • beiruth_bedro says:

    John 16:23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

    John 16:24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

  • Captain America says:

    Your question is probing. I see you don’t just accept what people feed you. That is good. I’ve read the whole Bible and though I would not go out on a limb and say there is no such passage, I cannot think of one. I do believe we’re to primarily pray to the Father. That being said, the Bible does say that Christ is the friend that sticks closer than a brother. It does say He is to be our Lord. He also said that He knocks at our door and if we open the door, He will come in and dine (fellowship) with us; so I believe the principle of acknowledging Christ’s presence is taught in scripture and certainly not forbidden. If you love Him, you will love to talk to Him.

  • ARGA says:

    There is no verse that says pray directly to Jesus.

    In fact, Jesus himself said when you pray pray in this way “Our Father, which art… – Matthew 6:9.
    However, Jesus did say to ask to God in His name (John 14:13-14; 15:16; 16:23-26)

    However, it isn’t unsafe to assume that one can converse with Jesus as His Creator (John 1:1-3,19), but Christ specifically said to make requests to the Father alone. No one else. For there’s no other name under heaven whereby man can be saved (Acts 4:12)

  • THE halF Knowing Sora says:

    you do know the bible has been changed since its been created right?
    the romans changed> the arabs changed it. the pagans. and today they are still changing it to fit their needs.
    who would want a holy book like that.

  • Lives7 says:

    1 Tim 2:1-2 – because Jesus Christ is the one mediator between God and man (1 Tim. 2:5), many Protestants deny the Catholic belief that the saints on earth and in heaven can mediate on our behalf. But before Paul’s teaching about Jesus as the “one mediator,” Paul urges supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people. Paul is thus appealing for mediation from others besides Christ, the one mediator. Why?

    Matt. 17:1-3; Mark 9:4; Luke 9:30-31 – deceased Moses and Elijah appear at the Transfiguration to converse with Jesus in the presence of Peter, James and John (these may be the two “witnesses” John refers to in Rev. 11:3). Nothing in Scripture ever suggests that God abhors or cuts off communication between the living in heaven and the living on earth. To the contrary, God encourages communication within the communion of saints. Moses and Elijah’s appearance on earth also teach us that the saints in heaven have capabilities that far surpass our limitations on earth.

  • neo says:

    Bible says jesus is the only intercessor b/n god the father and mankind.You can pray directly to father in heaven through jesus.When you can directly pray to almighty god,why do you pray before images/statues of saints.You are obviously a catholic/orthodox looking for biblical confirmation for your practice of interceding to saints.There is no biblical basis for this practice.Its pure idolatry.Apostolic church never had this practice.Its recorded nowhere in the newtestament or early church documents.It entered church in 4th century when constantine the then roman emperor made christianity the state religion.His empire was still predominantly pagan and pagans where unwilling to part with their idolatry.So they changed the names of their idols to christian names.Thus the practice of intercession to saints started.Since,if they could blaspheme almighty god who condemned idolatry in harshest terms by doing idolatry in his name,they concluded no sin was too great for them,and so they called themselves all-inclusive-catholic “church”.But some christians like celtic keldees,followers of mani,paulicians,bogomils,iconoclastic movement,cathars,waldensians,russian strigolnikis,sabbatarians etc. didn’t fell for this idolatry until they merged with protestant revolution of 15th-16th century.

  • QUILL says:

    No such verses exist in the Bible. Your search is fruitless, a wild goose chase.

    Jesus instructed Christians, “When ye pray, pray on this wise [like this], Our Father which art [who is] in heaven …. ”

    Christians pray to the Father in the name of the Son.

    “Whatsoever you ask the Father in my name, He will do it for you … ”


  • superjeff25 says:

    None exists. And even Jesus prayed in the “model prayer” at Matt 6:9 – “Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified”. Obviously, he’s NOT talking to himself like a psychiatric patient.

    Who is the Father he’s referring to? The same one that had the voice come out of heaven after Jesus’ baptism – “This is my son, the beloved, whom I have approved” Matthew 3:16-17.

    See also Psalms 5:1-2 and Ps 66:19.

    Jesus is praying to the Father, Jehovah God. Psalms 83:18

  • C Sunshine says:

    Oneness with the Father John14:7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.” 8 Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 “Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works. 11″Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves. 12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. 13 “Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 “If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it. 15” If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.

    You see… Jesus instructed us with the Lord’s prayer how to pray to the Father.

    In verse 14, we can ask anything in Jesus’ Name that will bring glory to the Father according to His will and we are guaranteed that it will be done. (SEE below reference). However, it must be in accordance with the Father’s will. His plans are divine. We do not think like the Father, so how could we know His plans for our lives. I live and walk by faith.

    Hope that helps. God bless.



  • Dark Messiah says:

    John 3:16 Pray to Jesus or we’ll kick your booty.

    Mark 6:66 Jesus is going to be your friend, or your going to a very hot place without sun screen.

    Rev 6:66 Pray to Jesus, his ego is starting to deflate and he’s going to get lonely if you don’t worship him….

  • floi says:

    i completely agreed with C Sunshine…
    Jesus claim that God and Him are One… no question at all..
    Only few are blessed to have wisdom about Word of God.
    and we can never know what’s on God’s mind..

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