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1. Jesus on the Mount of Olives (Luke 22:39-46)
Luke 22:39–46 (NIV84)

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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 down and 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.
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.”

Jesus saw a journey ahead and it was not pleasant,
pain, suffering, humiliating,
abandonment, as Jesus looked around,
saw his beloved disciples sleeping.
Jesus had to make a choice;
to commit is to suffer and die,
or walk away and maybe, live in peace.
Not My will, Father, but Yours.

You had to leave the security
of Godhead to be a man with us,
born to die for us.
You had to pray to Your Father:
My God, I trust in You.
My God, I trust in You.

When we struggle to follow Your will,
help us to know that You have been there, too;
but is more than blessed in the end.
Help us to pray:
My God, I trust in You.
My God, I trust in You.

When Your cross pierces
our own desires, and makes us call out,
let our cry be, through our pain:
My God, I trust in You.
My God, I trust in You.

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