Jesus Prayed

“While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, with a loud cry and tears, to the one who could rescue him from death. And God heard his prayers because of his deep reverence for God.” Hebrews 5:7 NLB

While Jesus was here on earth He prayed always. The greatest prayer was His prayer in the Garden. He pleaded with God in such agony that He sweated drops of blood. He was fully human and He did not want to go to the cross and die. But at the end of His prayer it was, “God not my will, but your will.”
This prayer was a prayer that took everything that Jesus had. It was a prayer that involved every part of His nature. This prayer in the Garden was a prayer from His heart, His Spirit and His body. This prayer involved the whole man.

It takes the whole man to pray successfully, so in turn the whole man receives the benefit of this prayer. As every part of man’s complex being enters into true praying, so every part of the same nature receives blessing from God. This kind of praying engages our undivided hearts, our full consent to be the Lord’s. Giving our entire life to God. Just as Jesus prayed not our will but your will Father. True praying takes giving your all.
This kind of praying brings clear mental action, right thinking, an enlightened understanding, and safe reasoning. Divine guidance means God is so moving and impressing the mind, that we will make wise and safe decisions.

God hears our prayers when we have reverence for Him.

 

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