Sweet Hour of Prayer
"Then he returned and found the disciples asleep. He said to Peter, 'Simon, are you asleep? Couldn’t you watch with me even one hour? Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak.'” Mark 14:37-38
How long has it been since you've spent a good, solid hour in prayer?
What's that you say? Never? Or, that long ago?
In this passage of Scripture Jesus was asking His disciples to keep watch and pray with Him. He had just told them about the terrible things He was to suffer, and that he would be betrayed by one of His own. Then, in Mark 14:33-34 we read, "He took Peter, James, and John with him, and he became deeply troubled and distressed. He told them, 'My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.'”
The Greek transliteration of the word translated as "watch" is grEgorEsai which literally means "lively" and "to employ the highest degree of attentive care".
My friend, I don't know if you've looked around lately, but we need to watch with Jesus now. There are souls in need of Him all around us. There are families and nations all around us who are in trouble and in need of our intercession.
We need to be found on our knees rather than our sofas when Jesus returns. We must be awake and alive in our world's time of need, and that time is now.
Will you join me in a full hour of prayer that our nation, our world would turn to Jesus Christ today?