Jesus invited His disciples to pray with Him. He taught them to pray and He set an example for them to follow, as He daily rose early to commune with His Father. It was the desire of our Master that the will of the Father be done, even if it meant sacrificing His own will that the Father’s will might be accomplished.

    As contemporary disciples of Christ, we, too, have His invitation to join with Him in prayer, that we might accomplish the Father’s will in our day. Yet many are unwilling to sacrifice their will and yield to that of their Father. However, if we follow Jesus’ example and seek our Father’s face early, we will find our spirit strengthened to bear up under our cross, even as Jesus did.