Sweating Blood Prayer

Sweating Blood Prayer, an earnest prayer that Jesus prayed. When is last time you prayed like Jesus? I mean hard earnest prayer, a prayer where the blood sweat prayer. A hard deep prayer like Jesus did in the Mount of Olives before He was Crucified. He prayed so hard he sweated blood! Don’t just let Easter time remind you of this type of prayer, but let it be in your heart all the time. For this is a deep earnest burden type of prayer.

Sweating Blood Prayer

Sweating Blood Prayer
Sweating Blood Prayer

Have you ever sweated blood praying? This blog post could be some food for thought.

Did you know the term for sweating blood is called, hematohidrosis or hemidrosis or blood sweat. According to WikiPedia it is a rare condition too. So this can show that Jesus prayed so hard he did sweat blood. Usually also usually comes with headaches and abdominal pain. Usually comes on with stress or anxiety.1

Prayer is a communication with Christ and our Father God. That is how we have the personal relationship with God. But have we truly gone to God in prayer like Jesus did right before his Crucifixion? He prayed with so much passion and his whole self that he sweated blood. We have to remember he wasn’t powered by the flesh, like we are. He was perfect. I wonder when we get our new glorified bodies, it suppose to be that like of Christ, if we prayed that hard would we sweat blood. Until then, in our fleshly bodies has anyone ever prayed so hard to the father that they sweated blood like Jesus did.

Luke 22:44 shows us that Jesus sweated blood.

And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

Luke was a doctor. So you would have figured he would have been detailed about blood sweat coming out of Jesus Christ. To get the full story, read Luke 22:39-46.

Jesus knew what awaited Him. He also knew it must be the Father’s Will. He even asked our Heavenly Father to take this cup from Him. Remember during this time, He asked His Disciples to pray so they won’t fall into temptation. When Jesus is finished praying He goes over to His disciples and found them asleep. Jesus knew he was about to take on Him the past sins, current sins and all future sins of the World. What agony to bear. So not only did Jesus shed his blood on Calvary on the Cross, but in Mount of Olives while praying before he was put to death for our sins so we might live. (Part of Maundy Thursday)

Mark Henry gives a good comment on this section. Here is part of what he said, “Every description which the evangelists give of the state of mind in which our Lord entered upon this conflict, proves the tremendous nature of the assault, and the perfect foreknowledge of its terrors possessed by the meek and lowly Jesus. Here are three things not in the other evangelists.You should check out his full Commentary (like below).2

Are we asleep in our prayers? We are to pray without ceasing. That means a constant communication with our Father and Christ. See 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. Check out Psalm 55:17. Note it starts of saying Evening, Morning and Afternoon, this Psalmist knew that we were to pray constantly. This was written before Christ was born. This includes watching what we say to other people when we are out and about and how we witness to others. Words can show your fruit!

Maybe we don’t sweat blood when we pray because we don’t have the passion when we pray? Perhaps its because we live in the flesh and our flesh is weak and we don’t pray enough because we always fall into temptation. Maybe we fall asleep like the disciples? Matthew 26:41 & Mark 14:38 But we are called to be more Christ-like. Maybe one way we can is love others like Jesus loved others and also sweat blood in prayer like Jesus did.

Nothing Happens Unless or Until We Start!

I encourage you to pray daily, have that constant contact with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

Easter Blog Posts

Below is a list of blog posts that relate to Easter. Be sure to check them all out!

Easter Blog Posts
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  3. A-Z of Easter, The
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  5. Arise My Love by Newsong
  6. Ascension
  7. Ash Wednesday, Day of Ashes
  8. Body of Christ
  9. Breakfast Pizza
  10. Broken Egg
  11. CEO Christians Church Sign
  12. Cracking the Tradition of Hiding Easter Eggs
  13. Create and Hide Unbreakable Easter Eggs
  14. Cross Acronym
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  24. Easter Lilies Can Kill A Cat?
  25. Easter Monday
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  28. Easter Symbols
  29. Easter Trees
  30. Easter Word Search Printable
  31. Egg Rolling
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  33. Empty Egg
  34. Forgiveness
  35. Free Easter Printables
  36. Good Friday
  37. Happy Easter “Resurrection Day”
  38. He is Risen Display
  39. Hiding Easter Eggs
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  42. Holy Saturday
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  44. Holy Tuesday
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  46. Hot Cross Buns
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  50. Jelly Bean Prayer Printable
  51. Jesus Shows His Scars
  52. Lazarus Saturday
  53. Legend of the Donkey’s Cross
  54. Legend of the Sand Dollar Printable
  55. Legend of the Three Trees
  56. Let kites soar: A Lenten tradition takes flight
  57. Life Savers
  58. Make Easter Eggs Last
  59. Maundy Thursday
  60. Meaning Behind Easter Lilies
  61. No Bones About It – Jesus Is Alive!
  62. Palm Sunday
  63. Passover
  64. Resurrection Bracelet
  65. Resurrection Rolls
  66. Searching for Christ
  67. Shrove Tuesday
  68. Silly Rabbit, Easter is for Jesus
  69. Son of God Movie Review
  70. Spy Wednesday
  71. Stay-At-Home Spring Printables for Kids
  72. Sweating Blood Prayer
  73. Telelestai
  74. That’s My King Dr. S.M. Lockridge
  75. Trail to the Empty Tomb
  76. Truth About Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs
  77. That Tomb Is Still Empty, Easter Story Told by Two Kids
  78. Unique Easter Traditions from Around the Globe
  79. University of Tennessee Rock painted with an Easter Message, The
  80. What if the Resurrection Happened Today
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  82. Why Did Jesus Fold the Napkin?
  83. Words of Forgiveness by Saving Darkness
  84. You, Sin, Christ – A Simple Illustration
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Easter list last updated April 19, 2022.

Check out these other blog post on Prayer

1. WikiPedia | Hematidrosis
2. BibleGateway: Matthew Henry’s Commentary Luke 22:39-46
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First Published December 19, 2014. Last Updated or Republishing on March 25, 2021.

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  1. I wish to have that kind of relationship. I fail every day at it. I know I could try harder. Sometimes I do try harder. I even ask Jesus to help me be a better Christian. I want my wife and kids see me as a Christian man so they know that I’m trying to lead them the way I should.

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