CLICK A BLESSING TODAY – Jesus received help in prayer

Jesus’ prayer life culminated in two painful utterings to His Father:

– In the Garden of Gethsemane in such agony that it was as if his sweat were great drops of blood he said – “Not my will but thine be done” Luke 22:42
– and on the cross of Calvary when in such pain he cried with a loud voice “Father, into thy hands, I commend my spirit.” Luke 23:46.

Jesus’ prayers led Him to total submission to the will of God. Prayer leads to total submission to the will of God – the best place anyone can find himself or herself in, for God’s will is always for our overall best and His plans are not to harm us but to prosper us.

What led to that total submission was discipline and commitment to prayer on a daily basis. Luke 23:46. Jesus retreated to prayer

– at day break in Luke 4:41 and Mark 1:35.
– at even tide in Luke 22:39.

As we approach the end of 2010, and the beginning of 2011
-have we prayed enough like Jesus prayed,
-or have we fallen short of strength and courage because we have not prayed sufficiently in 2010?
In the year ahead, will we learn from our weakness to turn to His strength through prayer?

Have you felt like not praying?
Have you wished you could cast all your cares on Him?
Have you felt fear in your heart and could not call for help because you felt embarrassed to do so, not having a straight and strong communication channel with the Father through Jesus Christ?
Or did you not know how to pray for your need?

Jesus had established that channel of prayer, releasing his cares and tapping on God’s resources through prayer, so that when the burden was heaviest with the sins of the whole world on His shoulders and when His suffering almost overwhelmed Him in the flesh, practice in prayer took Him automatically to His Father for strength to endure.

What difficulties lie ahead in 2011 we do not know, but we are assured like Jesus, that we will be able to tap the resources of heaven if we have an open daily channel of communication with the Father. His grace will be sufficient; when we call and He will meet us at the point of our need when we approach the throne of grace for help in time of trouble.

Do not leave it to the last minute before you fall, but establish strength and confidence in the Lord with the straight channel of communication to heaven , and then you will find that in all things you will be more than conquerors in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.” Jeremiah 33:3

Have you found how valuable the sweet hour of prayer can be? Here’s a favorite hymn of mine by William W Walford that speaks of it:

Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!
That calls me from a world of care,
And bids me at my Father’s throne
Make all my wants and wishes known.

In seasons of distress and grief,
My soul has often found relief,
And oft escaped the tempter’s snare,
By thy return, sweet hour of prayer!

Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!
The joys I feel, the bliss I share,
Of those whose anxious spirits burn
With strong desires for thy return!

With such I hasten to the place
Where God my Savior shows His face,
And gladly take my station there,
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!

Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!
Thy wings shall my petition bear
To Him whose truth and faithfulness
Engage the waiting soul to bless.

And since He bids me seek His face,
Believe His Word and trust His grace,
I’ll cast on Him my every care,
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!

Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!
May I thy consolation share,
Till, from Mount Pisgah’s lofty height,
I view my home and take my flight.

This robe of flesh I’ll drop, and rise
To seize the everlasting prize,
And shout, while passing through the air,
“Farewell, farewell, sweet hour of prayer!”

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