When we pray, we most often "sign off" by saying "in Jesus' name, Amen". But is this just Christianese for "over and out" or "yours truly"? Are we using the phrase as though these are the magic words that will make God hear and answer our prayer? Is tacking this phrase on at the end of our prayers really what Jesus meant in John 14:13-14?
Bryan Chapell shows us that praying in Jesus' name means learning to let the Holy Spirit mold our prayers to conform to God's desires. A quote by William Temple, included in the book, summarizes Praying Backwards well: