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And He went a little farther, and fell on His face, and prayed. — Matthew 26:39
Dependance on God is the only place for us sinners. I think this is such an amazing picture of Christ’s relationship with his Father and such a perfect model for us. When I think of times when my own prayer life is really strong it is usually when I am in great need or struggling with something that I am compelled to go to Him often and wait for Him. I pray that God will cause us to be in that place spiritually, see our need for grace at all times and depend on Him for all things.
Father, I will that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am. — John 17:24
As, I read this verse I am not only thinking physically but more so spiritually. As sinners there are often times of not “feeling” like we are close to God or that we have somehow moved ourselves away from his tender mercies. When those thoughts come I quickly remind myself of where I stand in grace and realize that Jesus prayer for me is that I am where He is. Knowing that Jesus is committed to growth and relationship to God and it is His prayer that is prevailing to sanctify me and transform me. Christians, we are as close as we can be to God at all times and will never move from that position of grace. Be joyful and praise God.