Greetings In The Name Of The Lord:
Matthew 26:41 (NLT)
41 Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak!”
“I am so busy now that if I did not spend three hours each day in prayer, I could not get through the day.” (Martin Luther). Of all of the excuses that people in our society, including me, use as to why they don’t pray this is probably at the top of the list. Yet, we wonder why we struggle is our war against sin! Jesus here plainly tells us that prayer will help us deal with temptation, and yet we still throw sin to back of our priority list. More than any other thing on our “to do list” prayer ought to be at the top and minimized to something we do when we have time. The issue that we need to deal with is “do we have time not to pray?” We are faced with things like materialism, pornography, crime, violence and stress, do we really have time not to pray? Jesus took the time to pray and he had more on his plate than any of us! He made prayer a priority in his life and the results of his life ministry bears this out. After a day of preaching, teaching and healing people Jesus needed to re-tool his spirit, so he went to pray. “After sending them home, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. Night fell while he was there alone” (Matt. 14:23, NLT). So if Jesus took the time to pray shouldn’t we do likewise?