Pray For One Hour 4

Matthew 26:40-41, “And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?  Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

IV.  Scripture praying – Word enriched prayer.  Jeremiah 23:29, “Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?”

As we pray we can pray God’s Word back to Him.  I believe He enjoys this very much.  Have you ever tried this?  There are so many passages in God’s Word that you can do this with.

Take Psalm 23 for instance.  You can thank the LORD for being your Shepherd if He is.  You can go down through the chapter and pray for yourself or others that they will yield themselves to God as Shepherd and allow Him to lead them.  The possibilities are endless.

If we do not take advantage of this then what good is it?  None.  So, as you read the Bible pray it back to God.  Use it daily in your efforts to spend one hour in prayer.  You will not be disappointed.

So, how are you doing?