Pray

I love Holy Week, but never knew anything about it growing up. I had to learn about it as an adult while serving a church in a different denomination. I love Palm Sunday and the children waving palm branches and processing while we sing Hosanna!! Blessed is He who comes in the name of The Lord.

Then walking through the week and the stories of Jesus, some that we know very well. Riding triumphantly into Jerusalem on a colt. Washing His disciples feet to teach them about serving others. The last supper Passover meal he shared with his closest companions. Breaking the bread, sharing the wine. His anguish and despair in the garden of Gethsemane. His arrest and trial. Judas’ betrayal and Peter’s denial when faced with opposition. All leading to His death by Roman crucifixion.

I’m struck with how lonely a time that must have been, HAD to have been, for Jesus. Facing certain death in such a horrible way, knowing He could stop it if He wanted to, but not willing to disobey His Father. Willing to fulfill God’s plan for all humankind. Sharing the bread and wine with his friends, KNOWING one of them would betray Him. Another, the one He would build His church on, would deny Him three times. Praying alone in the garden while his closest companions slept.

The song in my head this morning is Sanctus Real… Pray. “Even if it’s just to speak Your name, I’m gonna pray.” I’ve been there. Knowing I need God’s help, His intervention, His grace and mercy and the only thing I can say is “Jesus!” Here are all the lyrics… They’re too good to leave any out.

I bow my head to pray, I don’t know what to say
I’m not sure how to fix the things I’m dealing with
I’m in a desperate place, I need to share the weight
But I just don’t know how, to let it all pour out
Though I’m silent, my heart is crying
Cause I was made to come to You

So I pray
God I need You more than words can say
Right here in this moment
You know my heart, You know my need
You know every part of me
So even if it’s just to speak Your name
I’m gonna pray

I failed to find the time, but You’ve been calling out
I let the days go by as if I could live without
But it’s gotta be here now, I won’t be pulled away
Cause it’s just You and I, so let the world around us fade

As I pray
God I need You more than words can say
Right here in this moment
You know my heart, You know my need
You know every part of me
So even if it’s just to speak Your name
I’m gonna pray
I’m gonna pray

(Father)
Will You meet me here right now?
(Father)
I surrender, lay it down
(Father)
And every time I close my eyes
I know that I was made
To lift my hands and pray
I lift my hands and pray

You know my heart, You know my need
And every single part of me
So even if it’s just to speak Your name
I’m gonna pray
I’m gonna pray

You know my heart, You know my need
You know every part of me
I bring willing words and one heart [?]
Take it as an offering

listen to PRAY acoustic version

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