Pray For One Hour 1

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.”

In order to pray for one hour we need to find a place to start. According to the information I have been given we have such a place.

I. Praise – Recognize God’s Nature.  Psalm 63:3, “Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.”

The word “praise” in Psalm 63:3 means to address in a loud tone, i.e. (specifically) loud; figuratively, to pacify (as if by words).  Taken from the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance.  The thing is that most often we don’t know what praise is or what praise looks like.  We listen to “praise and worship” music and we thing that is it.  That is not it.

It is like the song we used to sing, “Let’s just praise the Lord.  Praise the Lord.  Let’s just lift our hearts together and praise the Lord.”  This is not for a show.  It is not to be seen by others.  It should be done privately and publicly.  Let’s praise His Holy Name.

So, how are you doing?

Pray For One Hour

I ran across something someone gave me many years ago.  It is a plan on how to pray for one hour each day.  It is simple.  Most people say they cannot pray for one hour each day.  Time is always a big excuse for people.  Yet, it is important to Jesus.  Look at His words in 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.”

So, over the next few days I would like to address how to pray for one hour each day.  Far too many people don’t want to spend one hour each day in prayer.  Prayer is vital to our daily life and we seem to just dismiss it as a waste of time.  You will not be sorry if you learn to pray for one hour and time will not pass you by either.

So, how are you doing?