The Prayer Ministry of Faith Lutheran Church
Have you heard the phrase, "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak"? These words were spoken by Jesus. The context was prayer.
It was the night Jesus was betrayed, shortly before His arrest. Knowing what lay ahead of Him, Jesus prayed to His Father in heaven. We pick up the account from the Bible at Matthew chapter 26, verse 40:
And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And He said to Peter, So, could you not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
One way God helps our weakness is through other people. Trying to pray by yourself for an hour might seem very hard, but gather with others to pray and the time zooms by! What is most true is that praying together you have Jesus' promise: "For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them. [Matthew 18:20]
Keep watch for prayer opportunities that will be coming up in the near future.
To request a prayer from the congregation of Faith Lutheran, please use the "prayer request" just above, located under the title on all menus.
More to come on how Faith will work on making prayer a more integral part of our life with God and our community.