Suggested Bible Reading: Matthew 26:1-56
🔴 PRAY FOR ME
Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
I have learned that when someone asks me to pray for them to stop whatever I’m doing and pray. Sometimes people want to share what they need prayer for and will be specific other times; they choose to be private. In either case, it does not matter because God knows. It is comforting when you have prayer warriors who keep you lifted in prayer, and you know that you can depend.
After the Pharisees and Sadducees plotted to crucify Jesus, the only good thing to happen was at Bethany- if you consider the anointing of oil before death, a good thing. (Matthew 26:6-12) Judas Iscariot betrayed Him for thirty pieces of silver (Matthew 26:14-16) and still ate with Him at “The Last Supper”(Matthew 26:26-30), and Jesus predicted Peter would deny Him(Matthew 26:31-35). Yet as Jesus was nearing the cross, He went with His Disciples to the garden of Gethsemane to pray. Twice when Jesus returned to them while they were supposed to be keeping watch, He found them asleep.
Dear fellow sisters and brothers, are you sleepwalking through life? Are you praying fervently for one another? No matter how betrayed, we may feel Christ understands and knows the depths of Satan’s grip. Do not be fooled by the adversary’s schemes. It’s not enough to wait; prayer calls for action on our part. We can manage impossible situations sensitively when yielding to the Holy Spirit and not lean into our human understanding.
~Diana L.W. Coleman
This devotional was submitted by Diana L.W. Coleman a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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