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My Top 5 Reasons to Pray. When Jesus was on earth, He taught his disciples to ask for everything from forgiveness to their daily bread. But if God knows what we need already, why should we pray? See my #1 reason to pray at this link. In today’s vlog, I share a time when Jesus didn’t get what He asked for as an illustration of my #2 reason to pray. Check it out . . .

“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, ‘Abba, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.’ An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.

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.'” ~Luke 22~

Stop back in next week for My Top 5 Reasons to Pray, #3.

This week I’m linking up with Soli Deo Gloria, Hear It on Sunday, Use It on Monday, On Your Heart Tuesdays, Women Living Well, Good Morning Girls, Thought-provoking Thursday, and Weekend Linkup.

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Renee Ann Smith —  August 2, 2010 — 2 Comments

As a classroom teacher I was highly conscious of time usage, scheduling, setting goals, and taking the steps to meet them. I arrived at school early and stayed late so I could study, plan, prepare. Sometimes I’d be so into that day’s tasks that when the students arrived, they seemed like an interruption. Continue Reading…