Blog Post - Jesus in the Garden
Updated: May 10
March 31st, 2021
Prayer Is More Than a Wish List: In the hours before he was to face the cross, Jesus did what many of us would do. Jesus prayed to God. He prayed hard. He prayed so hard, in fact, that blood mixed with the sweat from his brow. What did he pray for? Jesus was seeking the will of God.
Many times in our lives, our prayers become a "wish list" for the things we want. We pray from the place of our need or want, not from a place where we are seeking God.
Our prayers should be like those of Jesus. We should seek God's will in every prayer we pray. The next time you pray, follow the P.R.A.Y. acrostic.
Praise God for what he has done in your life and the lives of those around you.
Repent of any sins you have. These sins may be things you have done that are wrong
or good things you should have done but didn't.
Ask God for understanding of his will for your life. Also, ask for his will to be done in the
lives of others.
Yield everything to God. Give yourself over to his will and way.
Philippians 4:6-7 Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Pray God, you are the only one worthy of my praise. Thank you for all you have done for my family and me. Forgive me of my sins, and help me to love and serve others as Jesus did. Grant me the things I would ask you for if I knew what you knew. In all things, I submit to you. Use me as you will. Amen.