Sleeping Through Prayers

Today, Pastor Dan continues the series "Why He Died." 

Scripture References:

Matthew 26:36–41 (NRSV)
36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and agitated. 38 Then he said to them, “I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and stay awake with me.” 39 And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not what I want but what you want.” 40 Then he came to the disciples and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter, “So, could you not stay awake with me one hour? 41 Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 


 Proverbs 21:25 (NRSV)
25 The craving of the lazy person is fatal, for lazy hands refuse to labor.


Proverbs 26:13-16 NRSV
13  The lazy person says, “There is a lion in the road!
There is a lion in the streets!”
14  As a door turns on its hinges,
so does a lazy person in bed.
15  The lazy person buries a hand in the dish, and is too tired to bring it back to the mouth.


Proverbs 24:30–31 (NRSV)
30 I passed by the field of one who was lazy, by the vineyard of a stupid person; 31 and see, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down.


Psalm 63:1 (NRSV)
1 O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water