On the night of His arrest, Christ went with his disciples to a place
called Gethsemane...Then he said to them, ‘My soul is overwhelmed
with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.’
...Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping (Matthew
26:36a, 38, 40a, NIV).
Jesus did this three times. He prayed, all three times, the same
words: “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me.
Yet not as I will, but as you will”. An angel from heaven appeared to
him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more
earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground
(Luke 22:43-44, NIV).
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