Monday, December 29, 2008

Watching While Christ Prays

Jesus said, "Sit ye here and watch while I pray." But later, "they fell asleep because of weariness."

The hardest thing about praying sometimes is to trust that Jesus is praying for us. He has asked us to trust that He is interceding for us. He has asked us to trust that his word is working mightily in our lives. He has asked us to believe in the efficacy of his blood.

But how difficult it is to watch while he prays for us! Like the disciples, we often fall asleep because of weariness and sorrow. Like the ten virgins, we fall asleep because the wait is so long. We stop dreaming, we stop hoping. We kinda go into a numb grief mode.

But awake o sleeper, and Christ will give you light. Let us live as folks who are awake...and keep our watchfulness for the full flower and the full harvest while Christ prays for us.

Numbers 22:19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye also here this night, that I may know what the LORD will say unto me more. Numbers 22:18-20 (in Context) Numbers 22 (Whole Chapter)

Matthew 26:38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. Matthew 26:37-39 (in Context) Matthew 26 (Whole Chapter)

Mark 14:34 And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch. Mark 14:33-35 (in Context) Mark 14 (Whole Chapter)
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