When In Deep Sorrow: Pray Like Jesus

Sorrows and sadness are part of the human experience. Jesus, though one hundred percent human and one hundred percent God also experienced a deep grief on earth. To his disciples, he said, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” Mark 14:34. Instead of being overwhelmed with grief, Jesus prayed. He did not relish in the sadness that engulfed him. Instead, he went away to pray to his heavenly father. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. Luke 22:44. Let the prayer lifestyle of Jesus comfort you in sorrow. Instead of mourning or being in a deep anguish like the world, retrieve to your closet and pray to your heavenly father, just like Jesus did.

How then can we pray like Jesus?

1) Pray alone, away from distractions of the world. Jesus went away to a solitary place to pray. Luke 5:16, Mark 1:35, Solitary place could be your closet (Matthew 6:6) a mountain (Mark 1:35)

2) Pray with loud cries and tears. Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, Hebrews 5:7
Pray with loud cries

3) Pray for God’s will to be done. Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”Matthew 26:39Yet not as I will but your will

4) Let God know how you are feeling and ask God questions about the situation– Matthew 27:46
About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).forsaken.001.001

5) Pray the same prayer againOnce more he went away and prayed the same thing. Mark 14:39the-decision-to-die-10-638

6) Pray earnestlyAnd being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. Luke 22:44Jesus prayed at Gethsemane

7) Commit yourself into God’s hands – Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. Luke 23:46the-third-day-the-death-of-jesus-part-2-13-728

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