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Saturday, May 20 He satisfies the desire of those who fear him; he hears their cry for help, and he rescues them.​—Ps. 145:19.

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Saturday, May 20

He satisfies the desire of those who fear him; he hears their cry for help, and he rescues them.—Ps. 145:19.


Late in the evening on Nisan 14, 33 C.E., Jesus went to the garden of Gethsemane. There he poured out his heart to Jehovah. (Luke 22:39-44) It was during those difficult hours that Jesus “offered up supplications . . . with strong outcries and tears.” (Heb. 5:7) What did Jesus pray for during that final night before his death? He prayed for strength to remain loyal to Jehovah and to do His will. Jehovah heard the anguish in his Son’s prayer and sent an angel to strengthen him. Jesus was aware of the tremendous responsibility he bore—that of vindicating his Father’s name. Jehovah listened to Jesus’ earnest requests. Why? Because Jesus’ main concern was to stay loyal to his Father and to vindicate His name. If our main concern is to do the same, Jehovah will answer our prayers for help.—Ps. 145:18. w22.01 18 ¶15-17

You can't walk with God while holding hands with the Devil.

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Jesus was so attuned to "the bigger picture," the vindication of his Father's name by his loyal obedience, that he prayed 'with tears.'  If this, and our staying loyal during our trial, is foremost in our prayers, no matter our intense suffering (with tears) at the moment, our text assures us that Jehovah will answer us, even as he did his Son. His Word says it and he cannot lie.

"Where the scriptures and and the slave are silent, I do not speak." :bible2:

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