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Scriptural Stations of the Cross 01 - Jesus Prays in the Garden of Olives

Scriptural Stations of the Cross 01 - Jesus Prays in the Garden of Olives by Julie Lonneman

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Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane. He said to his disciples, “Stay here while I go over there and pray.” He took along Peter and Zebedee’s two sons, and began to experience sorrow and distress. Then he said to them, “My heart is nearly broken with sorrow. Remain here and stay awake with me.” He advanced a little and fell prostrate in prayer. “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass me by. Still, let it be as you would have it, not as I. When he returned to his disciples, he found them asleep. He said to Peter, “So you could not stay awake with me for even an hour? Be on guard, and pray that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is wiling but nature is weak.” Withdrawing a second time, he began to pray: “My Father, if this cannot pass me by without my drinking it, your will be done!” Once more, on his return, he found them asleep; they could not keep their eyes open. He left them again, withdrew somewhat, and began to pray a third time, saying the same words as before. Finally he returned to his disciples and said to them: Sleep on now. Enjoy your rest! The hour is on us when the Son of Man is to be handed over to the power of evil men.
(Matthew 26: 36-45)

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