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Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane

Opening Prayer

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you; by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world. Help us to walk in your steps. Amen.

Reflection Questions

  1.  Who is on your dream team prayer squad?
  2. What are some other times in scripture that “cup” appears?
  3. Where is a place you find solace and peace; where you talk with God?

The Sacred Story

Matthew 26:36-41

Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.” And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And he said to Peter, “So, could you not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Stay With Me, Remain here with me, Watch and Pray

A Prayer

Lord Jesus, you cried out to your Father in your moment of greatest need. Form us in such a way that we, too, might cry out to our heavenly Father during our times of distress. And give us faith to follow you in obedience. Amen.