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Vision & Values: An Authentic Church

2nd Feb 2014 by Sus March in Vision & Values

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Passage

Mark 14:32-42

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

(Matthew 26.36-46; Luke 22.39-46)

32They came to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.”33He took Peter, James, and John with him. Distress and anguish came over him,34and he said to them, “The sorrow in my heart is so great that it almost crushes me. Stay here and keep watch.”

35He went a little farther on, threw himself on the ground, and prayed that, if possible, he might not have to go through that time of suffering.36“Father,” he prayed, “my Father! All things are possible for you. Take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet not what I want, but what you want.”

37Then he returned and found the three disciples asleep. He said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Weren't you able to stay awake for even one hour?”38And he said to them, “Keep watch, and pray that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

39He went away once more and prayed, saying the same words.40Then he came back to the disciples and found them asleep; they could not keep their eyes open. And they did not know what to say to him.

41When he came back the third time, he said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The hour has come! Look, the Son of Man is now being handed over to the power of sinners.42Get up, let us go. Look, here is the man who is betraying me!”