Pray and Become Stronger – Matthew 26:36-46

Jesus was in great mental anguish at Gethsemane but as written in Matthew 26:36-46, He returns stronger each time He goes to pray during the night. He worked His heart out for us until the final victory on the cross.

Gethsemane is a garden lying in a valley between two hills with the Mount of Olives on one of the hills. The load on the shoulders of Jesus was overwhelming. He was so mentally strained with depression, sorrow, terror, and inward conflict that it affected the physical body.

He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him to keep watch. Then he went a little further into the garden to pray; hoping the Father may lighten the load but ready to suffer for our redemption and salvation.

Satan tempted Jesus but we can be thankful that our salvation is in the hands of ONE who relentlessly fights to make our path easier. Jesus returned to the disciples during the night on three separate occasions only to find them sleeping. Jesus prays throughout the night; knowing the time for his arrest was near.

If every Christian would give just one tenth the effort we see in Jesus, there would be no stopping what could be accomplished. Here’s a video to inspire that effort today: Stronger – Hillsong.

Let us not grow weary but stay on guard for Jesus. There may be times where we are not perfect but let us pray for the ability to see personal faults. Let us have the courage to get honest with ourselves. This day with God will be amazing because He is with us at all times; whether at home mowing the lawn, at work solving problems, or on a vacation soaking up rays, He is with us.

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3 Responses to Pray and Become Stronger – Matthew 26:36-46

  1. The was like honey to my lips , thanks for that post so much clarity and truth.


    • Mark Shields says:

      Hope gives us optimism in a time of despair, faith gives courage in a time of doubt, and God’s love has made us stronger in our time of need. Thanks for your kind words Peter and I pray that God blesses you with a wonderful day there in London!


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