Boring prayer?

20 Sep
Gethsemane prayer meeting.  Jesus praying in the background and 3 disciples bored and falling asleep.  Marbach Abbey, Alsace, France

Gethsemane prayer meeting. Jesus praying in the background and 3 disciples bored and falling asleep. Murbach Abbey, Alsace, France

How is it that Jesus’ 3 favorite disciples got bored during the most important prayer meeting of all time? Well, I think it must be because they didn’t understand the importance of Jesus’ prayer or the decision he was to make? It was only later in their lives that they would have to make some important life-changing decisions that would push them to pray earnestly as Jesus did – Not my will but yours be done.

Can it be that prayer is no longer boring when we realize how spending time with God changes us, molds us to His will as we get to know His heart, His will, and submit to it?  Prayer becomes less a list of needs and more a connection with the Almighty and Ever-loving God and Creator of the universe.

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