“Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “What! Could you not watch with Me one hour?” From the passage, there are two principles we can learn from: a) The need for prayer support and b) The power of one-hour prayer.
The disciples failed Jesus. They didn't join Him in prayer. He needed the prayer support of people and there are times that you need the prayer support of people too. Sometimes some people don't receive the prayer support of other people because of pride.
Note that the devil likes a proud man because he is a weak person, but a humble person does not find it difficult to say, “Join me to pray.” You may be the boss or you may be the pastor, it is not wrong to get prayer support from people. Also, it's not wrong for you as the husband to ask your wife and children to stand with you to pray.
Jesus said His disciples should watch and pray with Him for one hour. I believe there's something about praying for one hour. If you can just discipline yourself to pray for one hour every day, it will bring more power into your life than you can ever dream of. It is more difficult to pray consistently for one hour every day of the year than to pray seven hours at a go once in a blue moon; and that is what many people do. They don't pray for many days and they just pray long prayers once a week- that is why they are so weak in prayer.
PRAYER: Lord, I break every form of pride. I receive the divine help available in men that are to stand in the gap for me in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Leviticus 1:1-3:17, Mark 1:29-2:12, Psalm 35:17-28, Proverbs 9:13-18