Ginrich's Devotional Blog

June 28, 2014

Legimate Prayer

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am

Matthew 26:39 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”

Notice Jesus expressed His preference to His Father. He didn’t want to go to the cross. He would have liked there to be another way. He was open and honest with His Father. But He ends with obedience to what His Father’s will is. He connects in prayerful conversation with the will of the Father. This is legitimate prayer. This is praying in the will of God. We don’t need to ignore our own carnal and oftentimes selfish wants as long as we are willing to give them up for the perfect will of our God. To know His will we must study His written word, the Holy Bible. Tired of reading about studying the Bible? It’s the only way to be immersed in the Word of God. It won’t happen by wishful thinking or by weekly church attendance. We are a busy generation and squander our time on unimportant and temporary activities. Let us be sure we set aside our best time to delve deeply into the word of God and learn, through prayer and the Holy Spirit, to apply it to our lives and pray with its authority.

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