Hebrews 5:7 (NIV)
7 During the days of Jesus' life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions
with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was
heard because of his reverent submission.

In Gethsemane Jesus lifted up His prayers not once, but three times with loud
cries and tears. Yet those who were close to Him did not even support Him, He
was alone in His moments with God. He feared His separation from the Father,
but yet submitted to the Father's will. And His prayers were heard, not that
the cup of spiritual death was taken from Him, but that His will was
strengthened, that his faith might be unwavering and that He could hold fast
until His final cry.

Christ is our intercessor in prayer. Who better understands prayer than our
Lord. The book of Romans says Jesus is at the right hand of God making
intercession for us. There is no one that will separate us from His love
because He understands and knows our weaknesses and infirmities. When we pray
and make our requests He pleads for what is best for us. We may not have our
exact desires met, but God will meet our needs and strengthen us for the
journey ahead. God wants to keep our faith unwavering, He wants us to be
strong and faithful, He wants us close to Him, but unlike Jesus we will never
have to go through being separated from God as long as we are one of His
children. Christ paid that price for us. Pray and thank Christ for his
unwavering faith even through his tears. Know that His spiritual death was in
obedience to the Father. Give thanks to the Lord and bless His name. Know that
your prayers are heard when you submit in obedience to the Lord.