Pray For One Hour 8

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.”

VIII.  Pray for one hour – thanksgiving:  confessing my blessings.  I Thessalonians 5:18, “In everything give thanks:  for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Notice what this verse does not say.  It does not say, “For everything give thanks…”  It says, “In everything give thanks:…”  Sometimes this seems very difficult to do.  Since God tells us to do it then it must be possible.

I remember reading about the Bible commentator Matthew Henry.  He was robbed and his money stolen.  He took this verse to heart and started out by saying that he was thankful that he was the one robbed and not the one doing the robbing.  Wow!  That is giving thanks in a very difficult situation.

So, how are you doing?