Jesus and Prayer in John 15

Jesus says in John 15:1 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.  5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

Jesus is talking about abiding, a close fellowship with the Father. He is talking about how we, as believers, are like branches on a vine. He is the true vine, we obtain our spiritual nourishment from Him. This describes an organic, living and real relationship between Jesus and us, or between us and the Father.  We are simply in fellowship with Him.

The first condition, there, is, “If you abide in Me… “ Without getting into the context, there, one way to abide is to stay in the Lord, to rest in the Lord, or to remain in the Lord.  I would even say it means to do the things God wants you to do, to obey the Lord.  He says, “If you abide in Me”.  Then He says, “And if My words abide in you”.  This passage in the book of John says, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you”, you can ask whatever you will and I will do it. What words is He talking about when Jesus says, “And My words abide in you”? I believe He is specifically talking about the word He is speaking. I believe it also has to include the words of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.