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Why Pride Gets in the Way of Prayer

By Greg Laurie

“When He came to the place, He said to them, ‘Pray that you may not enter into temptation.’”
—Luke 22:39

The disciples were sleeping when they should have been praying. In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus told the disciples to pray. Meanwhile, the Bible tells us, “He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, saying, ‘Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done’” (Luke 22:41–42 NKJV).

Luke tells us that at this point, “an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground” (verses 43–44 NKJV).

Then Jesus stood up and walked over to His disciples where they were sound asleep.

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