Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour (Acts 3:1 KJV) Peter and John went up to pray in the Temple at 3pm, which in their day in Jerusalem was a Jewish hour of prayer. They had an time set aside for prayer. There
In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears (2 Sam. 22:7 KJV) Calling upon the LORD in a time of trouble can be compared to picking up the phone today to call
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 Peter, James, and John to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray with Him as His hour of suffering and death drew nigh. The disciples were so tired they just could
If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth (Eccl. 11:3 KJV) King Solomon says in Eccl. 11:3 above that if the clouds are full of rain, they will empty themselves upon the earth. Please pause and ponder upon this statement for a second. When clouds are full, they pour out
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words (Rom. 8:26 ESV) We all need help in prayer. We need help with the very desire to pray. We need help with
The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working (Jas. 5:16 ESV) The prayer of a righteous person is effective and powerful. It works! The righteous is the one that is in right standing with God, that can pray to Him and get a response. The righteous is the believer in
Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak (Mk. 14:38 KJV) There is often an initial resistance or opposition to personal prayer which I call the “prayer inertia.” You may want to pray, but everything else in and around you is just not “feeling
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.