New Generation Grace Ministry Devotional For October 6, 2021: Topic – Prayer is the Master Key
New Generation Grace Ministry
Wednesday October 6th,2021
Title: Prayer is the Master Key
( Luke 22:39-46) Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and His disciples followed Him. On reaching the place, He said to them, “Pray that you will not fail into temptation”. He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” An angel from heaven appeared to Him and strengthened Him. And being in anguish, He prayed more earnestly, and His sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. When He rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, He found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow. “Why are you sleeping? “ He asked them. “Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. “
Jesus Christ asked His disciples to pray so that they will not fall into temptation. He was teaching them to pray , knowing that it is only by prayer that they will be able to stand the troubles that was coming ahead of them. He practically taught them how to pray and how to fight against the schemes of the enemy. Jesus also knew that He was not going to be with them forever. He knew that they needed the prayer to stay strong against the danger that was about to take place. Jesus Knew that if they stayed strong in prayer they would be able to stand with Him when the battle breaks out. If they stay strong in prayer their inner mind will stay in tuned with the spirit of God so what was about to happen will not take them unawares. But instead of them to pray they were disgusted with the signs they were seeing.
The most important event is about to take place, without being prayerful, how are they going to see this ugly experience? These and other things were the worries of Jesus, were they still going to believe that Jesus was still the messiah? They had seen Him do various miracles, cast out demons and now He is about to be killed, what happened to all His powers? But these are the things of the Spirit which they needed strong prayers to get understanding, but unfortunately they were weak in the spirit.
Jesus prayed and prayed , and God sent an angel to strengthen Him. The disciples couldn’t pray along with Him, instead they were afraid and angry. This is the last hour of our time. This is a time to pray like never before. If Jesus prayed to the extent that the sweat coming out of Him look like blood , why are we not praying? ( 1 Thessalonians 5:7) When He comes back in what condition is He going to find us? Praying, in fear, in groaning? At sleep? What is the condition.?
When we pray that is when we see God move in our lives and the power of darkness will crumble. We are in the last days that requires fervent prayers. Let us rekindle the fire of our prayer alter today!!’ . Let us pray for each other and for our neighbors. Pray and pray. The fire of Your prayer alter will not quench in Jesus name.
Prayers: Father in heaven , please let me to stay strong in prayers in Jesus name. Please Lord rekindle my inner man with fire in Jesus name. Let the fire of my prayer alter continue burning in Jesus name.Help me Lord not to be sleeping when I am supposed to be praying in Jesus name. Amen.
Further Reading. Luke 11