What’s Important To You?
Posted on May 3, 2010 by Melissa
A PASSING GRADE. Getting through your parents’ divorce. Getting tapped out for the Little Chief test. Winning a state championship. We all have priorities—things that are important or that we want to accomplish. A priority is generally considered to be the most important issue or your primary consideration. When you look at your life, what are your priorities? Why are these things so important?
Read Mark 14:32-38. Then, read verse 38 again.
What was about to happen to Jesus in these verses?
Why is it important that Jesus asked His disciples to pray for Him?
What were Peter, James, and John doing when Jesus came back to them?
When have you gotten distracted, tired, or become unfocused when trying to pray?
How do these verses help you to understand that prayer is important to God?
Prayer was important to Jesus, a priority even. Would you describe it as a priority in your life? Why or why not?
What steps will you take to make prayer a priority in your life?
Jesus was about to be arrested, tried, and crucified. He knew what was going to happen, and His response was to take His closest friends and go to a quiet place to pray. He obviously thought prayer was important. That it accomplished something. That it was vital to His relationship with the Father. And His closest friends couldn’t even stay awake to pray for Him, even after He had told them His soul was “swallowed up in sorrow.”
Strong relationships require communication. Prayer is our way of communicating with God. A strong relationship with Jesus doesn’t just happen; it takes effort. You have to take action and focus on the things that He says are important, like prayer. Prayer is powerful. Talk to Him today!