Apostle Grace Lubega
Matthew 26:40-41 (KJV); 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.
When Jesus Christ walked the surface of the earth, He was a man of prayer. The Bible says in Luke 5:16 (NIV), “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.”
If Christ made a habit of prayer, no Christian who seeks to mature in the things of God can expect to live a prayerless life and excel in his or her walk of salvation.
No man can build a successful ministry without a life of prayer. Show me a great minister of the gospel and I will show you a man of prayer.
In our theme scripture, Christ lays down the standard on the consistency He expects from believers in their prayer lives.
He asks the disciples, “Could you not watch with me for ONE HOUR?”
If you want to grow spiritually, exercise yourself to dedicate a minimum of ONE HOUR in prayer every day. If you can pray for longer, that is a good thing but one hour is the bare minimum.
Be deliberate about it. Discipline your spirit for it. Order your life around it. A mature Christian is a praying Christian.
FURTHER STUDY: Luke 5:16, Luke 18:1
GOLDEN NUGGET: If you want to grow spiritually, exercise yourself to dedicate a minimum of one hour in prayer every day. Be deliberate about it. Discipline your spirit for it. Order your life around it. A mature Christian is a praying Christian.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. I give myself to the discipline of prayer and I am exercised therein. In prayer I hear, see and I am launched into deeper realms in You. Prayer is not a duty to me, it is a lifestyle. In Jesus’ name, Amen.