Christian World Pulpit
Watch you and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.
Prayer is not only request made to God, but converse had with Him. It is the expression of desire to Him so as to supply it — of purpose so as to steady it — of hope so as to brighten it. It is the bringing of one's heart into the sunshine, so that like a plant, its inward life may thrive for an outward development." It is the plea of one's better self against one's weaker self. It utters despondency so that it may attain confidence. It is the expression and the exercise of love for all that is good and true. It is a wrestle with evil in the presence of Supreme Goodness. It is the ascent of the soul above time into the freedom of eternity.
(Christian World Pulpit.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.