// Read Luke 22:39-48 //
39 Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. 40 On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” 41 He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt downand prayed, 42 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” 43 An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. 44 And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.[a]
45 When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, he found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow. 46 “Why are you sleeping?” he asked them.“Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.”
47 While he was still speaking a crowd came up, and the man who was called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him,48 but Jesus asked him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”
Let us study how Jesus prayed in this passage today as our example:
- He withdrew and knelt down (Matt. 26:39)
- He prayed the will of God (I John 5:14-15)
iii. The more the agony, the more He prayed.
- He prayed sweating to God!
Beloved, if Jesus can pray like this, how are you praying about that issue?
PRAYER: Today, pray like Jesus prayed on that issue today.