Watch one hour

January 10, 2014

When Jesus was in the garden of Gethsemane awaiting Judas and the temple soldiers, he asked his disciples to pray with him.  He was struggling with what looked like an inglorious end to his ministry.  Finding his disciples asleep instead of praying, he asked them, “what, could ye not watch with me one hour?”  But he trusted the care of his Heavenly Father, who ultimately turned that situation around, bringing infinite good to you and me.  You can read the whole story in Matthew 26.

The same invitation is extended to us.  We have an opportunity to watch in prayer for those around us.  Your prayerful clarity may be just what your neighbor needs.  Your deeply spiritual consecration could be the healing solution to lift someone out of suffering.  Your commitment to love unselfishly might be all that’s needed to inspire progress.  Your heartfelt and humble blessing will dissolve fear and open the way.

It’s only an hour.

Let’s do this for each other.

Melissa Hayden is a Christian Science practitioner in Salem, OR. You can find more information and additional articles at this link.  If you like what you’re reading, click the “add me” button.