Mathew 26:47 ‘So he left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing’
This is a most amazing part of the Gospel as Jesus prays the ‘the same thing’ three times in Gethsemene, surely one may reason that Jesus the Son of God would only have to pray once and then God would hear and respond. How often do we pray once perhaps twice and then never again on that same request …or give up? Jesus was also teaching us a most wonderful lesson in prayer…perseverance.Keep praying good brothers and sisters. Do not be anxious after repeated prayer as we are encouraged in Psalm 46:10 ‘Be still and know that I am God’ our faithful LORD always comes through.
Prayer. Holy Father, thank you that you call us to persevere, thank you for the great gift of prayer that you give to us all. Amen.