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.”
VI. Pray for one hour – Intercession: remember the works. I Timothy 2:1-2, “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”
This is one of the greatest things that we can do for one another. I struggle with pride. I often will not ask others for prayer because of my pride. Yet, we need to be praying for others even though they don’t ask us to pray for them. We need one another to be praying for us and we need to be praying for them.
When someone asks you to pray for them do you pray for them? It is easy to say that you will pray for someone and then forget it. I know the older I get the harder it is for me to remember these things.
I remember a former Pastor of mine. When you asked him to pray for you he prayed right there in order to not forget the request. I admire that. I really do. We all need to be like that in pray for others.
So, how are you doing?