I asked the same thing when I first surrendered my life to Christ. Since I didn't know my earthly father as a good person, it was really hard for me to understand or accept Heavenly Father as a replacement. I just felt like really formal when I prayed to Him. I usually addressed Jesus because of that. For a long time, until I understood the Trinity, I thought Christ was sent as a man to earth so that God could understand us better and not be so cruel. That's just what I thought. Then I found out when I prayed to Jesus, God was part of Him and so listened to my prayers as well. I still have a tendancy to pray to Jesus, and am still becoming more comfortable with God's Grace. So, I don't think there's any real reason to pray to one or the other, just however you feel comfortable.I've noticed that when people pray sometimes they pray to God and sometimes they pray to Jesus. I was just wondering why they choose God or why they choose Jesus. Has anyone else noticed?
So in essence you are praying to Jesus who is our mediator to God our Father. Anyways God the Father hears and answers our prayers just the same as Christ and the Holy Spirit. Three in one .I've never prayed to Jesus? I pray to God? Only time Jesus comes up in prayer is "In Jesus name"
Very often, especially in corporate prayer, I pray to God the Father, in Jesus Name. I do this for two primary reasons.I was just wondering why they choose God or why they choose Jesus.
I pray the way the bible tells meSo in essence you are praying to Jesus who is our mediator to God our Father. Anyways God the Father hears and answers our prayers just the same as Christ and the Holy Spirit. Three in one .