If ye shall ask me anything in my name (ean ti aithshte me en twi onomati mou). Condition of third class with ean and first aorist active subjunctive of aitew. The use of me (me) here is supported by Aleph B 33 Vulgate Syriac Peshitta. Just this phrase does not occur elsewhere in John and seems awkward, but see Exodus 16:23 . If it is genuine, as seems likely, here is direct prayer to Jesus taught as we see it practiced by Stephen in Acts 7:59 ; and in Revelation 22:20 .