FATHER, NOT MY WILL BUT YOURS

Passage: Luke 22:39~46  

Keyverse: 42


1. Father, if you are willing (39-44)

Jesus went to his usual place of prayer. He knew that suffering and death lay before him. He was a young man, full of life and passion, and he did not want to die. Confident of God's love, he called God 'Father.' He prayed, '...if you are willing, take this cup from me...' But he had come to fulfill his mission from God, so he prayed, 'yet not my will but yours be done.' This was his struggle: God's will or his human desire. He was in anguish and he sweated blood as he prayed again and again. An angel came to strengthen him. Finally, he arose with God's peace in his heart.

2. Get up and pray (45-46)

Jesus told his disciples to pray so that they would not enter into temptation, but they didn't accept his words. Their sorrowful human thoughts exhausted them and they slept. When the time of crisis came, they could only run away.

Prayer: Lord, help me to pray until I know and can accept your will.

One Word: Victory through prayer