Luke 22:39-41, 43-44
And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and
his disciples also followed him. And when he was at the place, he said
unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation. *And there appeared
an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony
he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of
blood falling down to the ground.
Like Jesus our Master did during His time of great testing, you and I
also have the grace to approach God and receive strength to help in our
time of need. The door of prayer has been opened unto us. The veil has
been removed. We now have unlimited access to God's unlimited power.
Even in agony, Jesus prayed until He broke through to His victory. He
received grace to go through the greatest trial of His Life that would
enable him to fulfil the assignment God had commissioned and empowered
He was able to go through the death that was to bring so much glory into
our lives. You and I also need to pray for strength to fulfil the
assignment that God has commissioned and empowered us for. Like Jesus
our Master did, even when we are faced with great trials, we must pray
even more earnestly. God will strengthen us as we pray. The Holy Spirit
is with us to help us to pray. He would make intercessions for us even
using our groaning and sighs to express to God the deep desires of our
hearts that we may not have the strength or the right words to express,
Thank God that you have the help of the Holy Spirit at your disposal. As
you pray in tongues, you will be strengthened and edified, 1Cor.14:4.
Keep your eyes on the glory ahead of you. Remember God's faithfulness
and keep reaching out to God for His Grace and for more of Him. Don't
let go of your desire for Him. Psa.143:4-6.
Thank God for the grace He gave Jesus to go through His time of testing
and receive His grace to pray in time of trials.