Gethsemane

Reading – Matthew 26:36-46

Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee and began to be grieved and agitated. Then he said to them, “I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and stay awake with me.” And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not what I want but what you want.”

Reflection

During our Lent trail, we looked at the power of prayer. Jesus knows that it is nearing the time for him to die. After supper he goes to   Gethsemane, an olive grove with the disciples. This is somewhere with which they were all familiar and they shared time together and somewhere where they shared in prayer.  

Action

Do you have somewhere where you go to pray or just a favourite place that you like to go to be quiet or alone.

Sometimes people say that they don’t know how to pray, but in the Bible, Jesus tells us how we can. You may know it; it’s called The Lord’s Prayer.

Next time when you are praying you could say the Lord’s Prayer. Find it in the Bible at Matthew 6:9 if you need to remind yourself of it.