Pastor Roselle Julius | Powerful and effective prayer

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He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.” When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. So he left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing.
– Matthew 26:37-44 (NIV)

  • Here we see how powerful and effective pray is when through it, we allow our ourselves to submit to the will of the Father.
  • One aspect of how powerful and effective prayer is, is that it strengthens us to do the will of God.

Your turn

  • Think on your prayer life. What is God showing you regarding His will?
  • Pray that God will strengthen you to submit to His will in whatever area He shows you.

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