Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:30b-56; Mark 14:32-52; Luke 22:39-53; John 18:1-13)
PRAY: Jesus prayed that God would “let this cup pass” from him; however, he concluded each prayer with, “not what I want but what you want.” This is a model for our prayer lives – don’t hesitate to ask God for anything … even to ask God to change his mind! However, remember to end your prayers with “not what I want but what you want,” and leave your requests in God’s most capable hands.
DO: Jesus went to the garden to be alone to pray. What places are peaceful for you? This week, intentionally go to a place where you can feel at peace and alone and spend time in prayer – conversation with God.