|Matthew 26:38-41 |
38 Then he said to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, almost to death; stay here and watch with me." [Jesus wanted them to sit and watch inwardly for further instructions from God; to wait and watch is prayer. Blessed is the man who hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoever finds me, finds life; and he shall obtain favor of the LORD. Pro 8:34-35. Watching is part of waiting on God's revelations which can be words spoken or revealings by His light.]
39 And he went a little farther and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, "O my Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless not as I will, but as you will."
40 And he came to the disciples, and found them asleep, and said to Peter, "What, could you not watch with me one hour? [A mature disciple should be able to wait and watch most of the day: Therefore return to your God; keep mercy and justice and wait on your God continually. Hos 12:6.]
41 Watch and pray that you do not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." [Watching and waiting on God is not easy because it is very easy to fall asleep as you wait in silence, listening and watching.]