May 09, 2021 |Talking With God

Why Pray?

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05.09.21 | Talking With God

Why Pray?

Noel Heikkinen

Mark 14:32-43

We often go through seasons of temptation and anguish, but we don’t need to go through them alone. Where do you turn in the midst of your tough seasons? Pastor Noel Jesse Heikkinen kicks off our Talking With God series reminding us that it’s ok when you are weak, because God is strong. We have a Father who loves us, is always there, and wants to hear our prayers.

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Then they came to a place named Gethsemane, and he told his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” He took Peter, James, and John with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled. He said to them, “I am deeply grieved to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake.” He went a little farther, fell to the ground, and prayed that if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, “ Abba , Father! All things are possible for you. Take this cup away from me. Nevertheless, not what I will, but what you will.” Then he came and found them sleeping. He said to Peter, “Simon, are you sleeping? Couldn’t you stay awake one hour? Stay awake and pray so that you won’t enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Once again he went away and prayed, saying the same thing. And again he came and found them sleeping, because they could not keep their eyes open. They did not know what to say to him. Then he came a third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The time has come. See, the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Get up; let’s go. See, my betrayer is near.” While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, suddenly arrived. With him was a mob, with swords and clubs, from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders.
Mark 14:32-43

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is perfected in weakness.”
2 Corinthians 12:9