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Warrenville | Mar 26, 2017

Passionate Prayer - Warrenville

Passage: Luke 22:39-46

Speaker: Jeter Livingston

Series: Lent 2017 - True Passion

Summary:

Sometimes our knees buckle because of the challenges before us. Jesus, though, could stand with confidence before the cross because he knelt in agony at Gethsemane. The victory at Calvary was won in the garden of Gethsemane. If we want to stand with confidence, we must pray through in agony. Prayer is the gymnasium for the soul, but we often treat it more like the hot tub than the treadmill. The agony of Jesus’ prayer in Gethsemane (Luke 22:44) is reflected by Epaphras who was “always agonizing on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature” (Col 4:12). Their maturity grew out of his struggles in prayer. Do you struggle in prayer? At Gethsemane, we learn that we must pray with honesty in the face of agony and difficulty (Luke 22:39–36).