Watching and Praying
Then He said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and keep watch with Me." 39 And He went a little beyond [them,] and fell on His face and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will." 40 And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "So, you [men] could not keep watch with Me for one hour? 41 "Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." - Mat 26:38-41 NASB
"But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me." - Micah 7:7 NASB
"I will stand on my guard post And station myself on the rampart; And I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me, And how I may reply when I am reproved. - Hab 2:1 NASB
Prayer is the obtaining of grace and strength today for what will be needed, provision for tomorrow. It is seeking the Lord's wisdom to avoid evil and testing by not being aware and ready. Our spirit is willing to watch, but our flesh is weak seeking its own comfort. Let us deny our flesh and give voice to our spirits.
- Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to us things to come so we can be ready and give warning.
- Pray to be in accord with the Lord, ready to be used for His purpose and glory.
- We are watching to see the Lord and His doings. Many times we are more aware of what the enemy is doing than what the Lord is doing. Jesus said,"I only do what I see My Father doing."
- Pray with faith, expecting to see God move. "He is the rewarder of those that seek Him." We should be waiting in expectation to see the answers to our prayers in this season.