In the wake of Hurricane Irene, I am reminded of the night Jesus asked His disciples to watch with Him while he prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matt. 26: 36-46). As Jesus was about to go through a life and death storm of His very own, betrayal and death on the Cross, he was adamant about His disciples watching with Him. Even now, while Jesus intercedes at the right hand of the Father for us, His voice from the Garden of Gethsemane calls out to His disciples, people of God everywhere to watch and pray with Him in this hour. Let us be obedient to His desire for a praying church. We know that the prayers of the righteous availeth much!
Jesus' storm, like Hurricane Irene, was massive, so much so that He prayed, saying, "O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done" (v.42). Jesus was annoyed with the disciples who fell asleep at a critical time when He needed them most. Jesus said to them, "Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak (v41)." We don't know what the future holds, only God knows. We know who holds the future. While there is huge potential for considerable loss of life from this monster storm, we have hope. Our response as people of faith in the One True God who holds life and death in the palm of His hands is to pray. Join us in posting prayers here, and in The Prayers of the Righteous Group on the Jesus Saves Social Network.
Heavenly Faither, help us to remain awake, watch and pray through the storms of life, even Hurricane Irene. Help us, O God to listen and obey Your voice. Help us to be mindful of our duty to pray without ceasing with all types of prayers (Ephesians 6:18), to be on guard in times of dangers seen and unseen. May You be gloried, the people edified, and the devil horrified. In Jesus Name, Amen!
Min. Angela Lee Price
Jesus Saves Ministries,