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.”
V. Pray for one hour – Watching: Develop holy alertness. Colossians 4:2, “Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;”
The word “watch” means to keep awake (Strong’s Concordance). I can remember many times going to prayer and waking up some time later. This makes me so mad. I failed the LORD again just like the men in our verses for this study. I can hear my LORD asking me the same question.
Some might say this is a holy nap or some hog wash like that. It is failing to watch with my LORD. So as we continue along the journey to pray one hour each day we need to be in an attitude of watching.
We don’t have to be sitting with our head bowed and our eyes closed to pray as some think. You can be standing. You can be laying flat out on the floor with your face down to the floor. There are many positions to prayer. I might suggest as you and I are waiting before the LORD that we stand up in order to ward off sleeping..
So, how are you doing?