11.24 Jesus' Prayer at Gethsemane

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Nov 12 11.24 After this, Jesus and his disciples went as usual into Mount Olives valley across the Kidron brook. At Gethsemane, Jesus said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over to pray.”1 Taking along Peter and Zebedees sons, he became much troubled, saying, “My soul is fatally grieved.2 Keep watch with me here.” Going further, he prostrated himself and prayed, “My Father, all things are possible for you, if you will, let this cup pass from me, but your will be done, not mine.” As he agonized in prayer, an angel appeared and strengthened him, and his sweat, like drops of blood, fell on the ground.                                          

Nov 13 Returning to the sleeping disciples, he said to Peter, “Couldnt you keep awake for just one hour? Watch and pray3 that you wont walk into temptation. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” Leaving again, He prayed, “My Father, if this cup cannot pass unless I drink it, Your will be done.”

When he returned, he found them fast asleep again. So he left and prayed the same prayer a third time. Then he returned and said to them, “Sleep on and rest. Enough. Look, the hour has come for the Son of mans betrayal into sinners hands. Rise! Lets go! Here comes my betrayer!”