Watch And Pray

Greetings, Beloved! I sincerely pray that this email finds you in a healthy place in Christ. Starting today. My heart’s desire is that Christ, who is our Peace, our Shalom, in whom there is an absence of all things harmful, and in whom there is the presence of all things beneficial, will cause there to be nothing missing and nothing broken in your life. I know that the challenges you face are real, as are the stressors that come with living in a fallen world, even when the grace of Christ is your portion. I want you to know I am praying for you today. I also want to talk to you today briefly about prayer—not just about praying, but also about being watchful, and why that is an inseparable part of prayer. This will be the first in a 4-part series I will post about watching and praying. It’s a fitting topic because we are currently in the midst of the Lenten Season—the 40-day period that the church of Jesus Christ historically has set aside to watch and pray before Holy Week, in remembrance of Jesus’ deeply painful testing in the Garden of Gethsemane on the eve of His suffering and crucifixion. At this time, it is healthy for us to become aware of this reality: our spirit is willing and our flesh is weak. It is the...

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