Sometimes I hear people question if it’s proper to pray to Jesus directly, instead of directing our prayer to Father God, as Jesus Himself prayed (Matthew 26:36-46). This passage in Hebrews makes it clear enough to me – that it is totally fine and Scriptural to pray to Jesus directly: Hebrews 13:12-15
12 Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate. 13 So, let us go out to Him [Jesus Christ] outside the camp, bearing His [Jesus’] reproach. 14 For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come. 15 Through Him [Jesus] then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that [d]give thanks to His name.
The writer of Hebrews mentions the name of Jesus, and then said “let us go out to Him [Jesus]…” and then in verse 15 continues in reference to Jesus, “Through Him [Jesus] then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God“.
There is nothing improper about talking directly to Jesus Christ in prayer. After all – Jesus is our mediator! This passage in Hebrews even says we should do this “continually”!
…over the house of God, 22 let us approach [God]… Jesus is our Great High Priest who intercedes on our behalf. He is the only mediator between God and man. He is the reason we can come confidently into the…