Jesus and Stress
September 9, 2020
36Then Jesus went with His disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and He said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”
37He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with Him, and He began to be sorrowful and troubled.
38Then He said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with Me.”
39Going a little farther, He fell with His face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from Me. Yet not as I will, but as You will.”
40Then He returned to His disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with Me for one hour?” He asked Peter.
41“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
42He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may Your will be done.”
43When He came back, He again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy.
44So He left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing.
Matthew 26:36-44 (NIV)
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