“Then Jesus went with them to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, “Sit here while I go over there to pray.” He took Peter and Zebedee’s two sons, James and John, and he became anguished and distressed. He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”
He went on a little farther and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”
Then he returned to the disciples and found them asleep. He said to Peter, “Couldn’t you watch with me even one hour? Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak!”” Matthew 26:36-41 NLT
What would you do if Jesus invited you to keep watch and pray with Him?
To keep watch is to be alert...be on guard...be aware of what's going on around you. The main idea of keeping watch is to avoid temptation, and praying is to connect with God.
Keeping watch and praying should be incorporated into our walk with Christ, not as an event but as a part of life itself.
“Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT
Bro. Joe Metts