Praying to Jesus – 2 Corinthians 12:8-9

Should you pray to Jesus?

If you were a Jehovah’s witness before 1954 then worshiping Jesus was part of your belief (making it a polytheistic religion), but after that worshipping Jesus was seen as wrong. Before 1954 you could be disfellowshipped for not worshipping Jesus, and after 1954 you could be disfellowshipped if you did worship Jesus. That’s quite a big change.

But what about the first Christians?

There are several examples that the first Christians worshipped Jesus. They did this, and modern Christians do too, and that’s no problem for them. They can do so without being polytheistic because the Trinity doctrine states that Jesus the same God, albeit a different person.

But let’s see an example.

2 Corinthians 12:8-9 — 8 Three times I begged the Lord about this, that it would depart from me. 9 But he said to me: “My undeserved kindness is sufficient for you, for my power is being made perfect in weakness.” Most gladly, then, I will boast about my weaknesses, in order that the power of the Christ may remain over me like a tent.

Here Paul says he begged the Lord, in other words he prayed. But to what Lord? The Father, or Jesus?

The Lord answers “my power is being made perfect in weakness”. So the power comes from this Lord. What power is this?

Paul continues saying it’s “the power of the Christ”. The power of the Lord equals the power of Christ, hence this Lord equals Jesus Christ, thus we see that Paul was praying to Jesus Christ.

And you should too.