Prayer is a very important subject in the Scriptures and Jesus spoke a lot about this, since we remember words such as: “Pray without ceasing”. For Jesus, prayer was something very significant and important, even though God, even being Almighty, drew great moments of prayer and one of the great examples we have is the prayer He made in Gethsemane.
The Bible teaches us:
39 And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.
40 And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.
41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
The first thing we must consider here is that Jesus being God had His moments of prayer and sometimes we believe that we are so strong that we do not even present our personal matters to God, nor even seek a direction to know what is the wise will of God and everything this often happens because we put our trust in our own flesh and not in God.
The second thing is that Jesus “went away”. Did you know that every man of God needs a moment alone with God? A place where there is no noise, a place where no one can interrupt us, where entertainment is not temptation, simply a separated place to seek the Presence of God. We need to have those moments alone with God to present our requests and praises and stay there until God descends into our hearts and shatters our ego and reigns only Him.
That prayer of our beloved Lord in Gethsemane is the most memorable prayer, seeing the Son cry out to the Father in such an intense way, in a way so trustworthy and full of anguish.
Dear brothers, we must put everything we are in the hands of God and take a moment alone with Him, where the only thing we think is to be alone with Him.