Day Six of the Forty Days of Prayer (January 7, 2011)
Matthew 20:22 (NIV)
“You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said to them. “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?”
Jesus went to his disciples and said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray. My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. … My Father, if it possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”
Meditation Thought: Commitment to God is sacrificial.
Prayer: Dear God and Father, I know that Jesus is Your Son and that You sent Him to be sacrificed for my sin. Forgive me when I fail to be faithful. Just like the disciples, I often turn and run away when the “cup of sacrifice” is put before me. I pray that I will be faithful and committed to doing Your will just as Jesus was committed, even to death. I pray to be God-centered, in Jesus’ name, Amen.