April 16 – Watch and Pray

“Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping, ‘Simon,’ he said to Peter, ‘are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour? Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”  Mark 14:37-38 (NIV)

PRAYER keeps your spiritual man awake and alert. Many Christians fall into temptation and sin simply because they are asleep spiritually, through an obvious lack of prayer.

PRAYER is communication with God. Communication builds relationship, and there is just no short cut if you desire to get close to God. It takes time. It takes communication.

PRAYER opens the door to the supernatural in your life. Everything you desire of God is available through petition in prayer.

God says: “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” (Jeremiah 33:3)

Jesus says: “. . . Ask, and it shall he given you: seek, and ye shall find: knock, and it shall he opened unto you” (Luke 11:9)

In short, PRAYER IS WORTH IT! Make prayer a vital part of your day. . . and start today!

PRAY:
“Father in heaven, renew and refresh my mind so that it will be uncluttered and clear to communicate with You. I delight in hearing Your voice and I desire to understand more of Your ways. Amen.”

 

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