Prayer 413

The prayer series

Jesus,

Please take all things in my heart, mind and soul.
I wish they are empty
so that you can put anything you want into them.

Then let’s open the Holy Bible.

What will you give me today?

Luke?
Okay.

“Each day Jesus was teaching at the temple,
and each evening he went out to spend the night
on the hill called the Mount of Olives,
and all the people came early in the morning
to hear him at the temple.”(1)

“Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives,
and his disciples followed him.
On reaching the place, he said to them,
‘Pray that you will not fall into temptation.’
He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them,
knelt down and prayed…
An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.

When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples,
he found them asleep,
exhausted from sorrow.
‘Why are you sleeping?’ he asked them.
‘Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.'”(2)

Jesus,

If I were your disciple,
perhaps I would fall asleep
and you would spend the night to pray without me.

I want to follow you
when you teach at the temple each morning
and when you pray on the hill each evening.

But I’m weak.

Please strengthen me.

If I am your disciple,
please help me become the true disciple.

Amen.

PTH

(1) Luke 21:37-38
(2) Luke 22:39-48

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