Jesus prays

Posted: 2016/10/18 in Biblical, Devotional, Discipleship, Pentecost
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161018He came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed him. When he reached the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not come into the time of trial.” Then he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me; yet, not my will but yours be done.” [Then an angel from heaven appeared to him and gave him strength. In his anguish he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down on the ground.] When he got up from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping because of grief, and he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not come into the time of trial.” (Luke 22:39-46, NRSV)

This passage shows us that even if we think what we want is not God’s will we can still ask for it.

Jesus here asks for the plan to be changed. He knows going into this night that tomorrow will bring His execution on a cross. But He still asks God, if it is possible let’s change this up.

He prays so hard that His sweat becomes blood.

So ask. God is big enough to hear your requests.

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