In Hebrews 5:7, we are told of how Jesus prayed “in the days of His flesh.” He “prayed with loud crying and tears to be saved from death”. This is not referring to the last day of His life when He prayed in Gethsemane only. God’s Word is exact when it says that He prayed like that “in the days of His flesh”. “Days” refers to His entire 33½ years on earth. The death that Jesus prayed to be saved from (and from which He was saved, as this verse says) was certainly not physical death, but spiritual death (which results from committing even one sin). Jesus prayed that He might never sin even once. And He was so earnest about that, that His prayers for help were with loud crying and tears. That is why He never sinned. Many imagine that Jesus overcame sin because He was the Son of God. No. He overcame sin because He prayed with loud crying and tears to be saved from sin. He loved righteousness and hated sin so earnestly that He prayed so fervently – and His Father anointed Him with power, more than other believers who don’t pray as earnestly as He did (Hebrews 1:9).