Agony in the Garden by Gerrit Van Honthorst
When you read about the way Jesus lived in the Gospels, you see Him doing something that you wouldn’t expect the Son of God to do. He prayed.
In one of the Gospel stories, we see that Jesus came from the synagogue to have lunch with His friends. When Jesus found out that His friend Simon’s mother-in-law was sick, He cured her. Then, throughout the day, more and more people came to Him to be cured of their ills or have demons driven from them. He worked hard all day curing everyone who came to Him. The next day, Jesus woke up very early, even before dawn, and He left everyone behind and went off to the deserted place to do what? To pray.
If Jesus prayed to the Father, how much more important is it for us to pray? Prayer is talking to God, and what could be more important than that? When we pray, we lift up our hearts and our minds to God. When we pray, we can do many things; we can ask for help, say that we’re sorry, tell God that we’re grateful to Him for all His gifts, ask God to help someone in need, or just try to spend some quality time adoring Him.<> <><><>When you love someone you find yourself wanting to spend as muc>>>>...