Joh 16:23 “In that day you will not ask me for anything. I am honestly telling you, anything you ask the Father in my name, he will give you.
Joh 16:24 Until now you have asked for nothing in my name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.
Joh 16:25 “I have spoken these things to you in illustrations. An hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in illustrations, but I will tell you plainly about the Father.
Joh 16:26 On that day you will ask in my name, and I am not telling you that I will ask the Father on your behalf.
Joh 16:27 Because the Father himself cares about you because you have cared about me and have trusted that I exited from God.
The day that Jesus refers to here is this day. It started on the day that Jesus ascended to his Father. I call it prayer day. It is a special day of access to Almighty God. On this special day, we no longer have to go through an intermediary to be heard when we pray. The Father cares about us and has agreed to listen to our prayers.
Of course, the “us” is not universal. The Father has not agreed to pay special attention to everyone’s prayers. Jesus promises this special attention only to those who care about him, and trust that he exited from (was sent by) the Father.
What are we doing with our special access?
Lord, give us the wisdom to consistently take advantage of our prayer day access to the Father.