Mk. 9:14 – Lk. 1:80

Guest Blog written by: Colin Raynor

Mark 14:32-42

No verses in the Bible seem to describe me and I assume a lot of Christians, like these verses in Mark 14.  Praying is a spiritual discipline and there are days where I just don’t pray.  It’s not that I don’t believe in it, or I don’t think it’s important.  I just fail in that aspect… A lot.  Jesus at one of the more critical moments in His life brings his best friends to the garden with him as he prepares himself for what’s to come.  He tells his disciples to wait at this spot and pray while he goes by himself and prays.  Three times Jesus prayed and when he came back his friends were sleeping instead of praying.  Can I look at this and say it’s okay for me not to pray because his disciples didn’t?  No!  But I do find comfort in the fact that I and his disciples (at least at this moment) lacked that spiritual discipline and I’m not alone.  So, as I go throughout my days I need to take this verse, Jesus says “Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”  And remember that praying to God is a necessity.  And will help me in my walk with him.

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