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Jesus was very plain we he warned us not to pray in vain repetitions. So, what is a vain repetitive prayer, and how did Jesus pray? Let’s see how Jesus prayed and then how we should pray.
“But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.” -Matthew 6:7-8
Many times when people examine how Jesus prayed, and instructed us to pray, they refer back to The Lord’s Prayer. There is tons of revelation hidden in the words of this famous prayer. The prayer will always lead us to the truth in who He is and what He has provided for us, the children in His Kingdom.
Yet, for this article let’s examine another prayer from Jesus, and how this prayer can release to us a promising key for our lives. We will examine the scripture found in the gospel of Matthew.
“Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy. And he left them, and went away again, andprayed the third time, saying the same words” – Matthew 26:36-44