Daily Bible Reading: Mark 14:26 – 50
Verse of the Day: Mark 14:32 – “And they come unto a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith unto his disciples, Sit ye here, while I pray.”
In our passage today, we see Jesus demonstrating to us real prayer. We often delegate prayer to a rote nicety that we recite before lunch or at bedtime. Here we see the full impact of what true prayer is, the kind that Jesus modeled and taught.
Prayer is realistic, spontaneous, plain everyday communication with the Living God of Creation. It results in a relief of personal anxiety and gives us a calm assurance that God is in full control of all the circumstances in our life. What we have is a summary of His prayer; in verse 37 Jesus mentions them waiting one hour while He prayed. When was the last time that a crisis or trial caused you to spend an hour in prayer with the Father? We are quick to send up flare prayers and move on. Let’s take a lesson from Jesus today.
Prayer: Father, I come to You today and seek to spend time with You in Prayer….