Full of Heart and Deep in Thought--A blog by Marci Julin

Why Did Jesus Pray?

After an angry roommate at the local nursing home where I visit turned down the ear shattering volume of her television, I was able to continue the weekly reading in the Gospel of Luke with my new 94 year old sister in Christ. Reading the Bible to this frail but spunky woman is a bit like reading to a child due to her apparent dementia, and so the progress is slow and with much explanation and discussion. We came upon a simple statement in Luke 6:12: "Jesus went out into the hills to pray, and spent the night praying to God." Imagine that-- an entire night praying. Why? Today I went to Sunday worship at our church, and it was good to be with others who love the Lord and to spend time wo

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