New Defender's Study Bible Notes
14:14 in my name. The phrase “in Jesus’ name” is not just a formula with which to conclude our prayers, although that is certainly appropriate. It carries the sense of “as my agent,” thus seeking to do His will. Thus, John says later: “If we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us” and only then do “we have the petitions that we desired of Him” (I John 5:14-15). It is significant that Jesus followed this amazing promise with the admonition to “keep my commandments” (John 14:15).