And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour? (Mk. 14:37 KJV) Jesus took his disciples to pray with Him in Gethsemane as He prepared to face the very purpose why He came to earth—to die a shameful death for sinful and unworthy sinners.
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people (1 Tim. 2:1 ESV) Paul’s instruction to Timothy above teaches us that there are different types of prayer. He lists supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving. This is not an exhaustive list as we can add the prayer of
And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone” (Matthew 14:23, KJV) After the miracle of feeding the 5,000 men with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fishes, the scripture records Jesus’ amazing attitude in the last
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God (Col. 4:12 KJV). The life of Ephaphras gives us a unique case of intercession in the Bible. His life not only teaches us
Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked (1 Chr. 4:10 ESV). The prayer of
But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit (Jude 1:20 ESV). What does praying in the Spirit mean? Two words are important to understand as we briefly review this subject: in and by. The preposition “in” describes the sphere from which the activity originates. When we
And raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Eph. 2:6 ESV). Christ is seated in heavenly places, and the scriptures tell us very plainly, that we are seated with Christ wherever He is! This is the heart of Christianity, our union and complete identification with
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day (Gen. 32:24 KJV). Jacob wrestled with God one night as he was journeying back to meet his father Isaac. He had tricked his brother Esau before he left home. Jacob knew the decision to return would either