Monday, October 23, 2006

Today's Christian clip art: The prayer in Gethsemane

The prayer in Gethsemane

Matthew 26:36-42, Mark 14:32-36, Luke 22:39-44

At the place called Gethsemane, Jesus took Peter, James, and John. He who was very sorrowful said to them, "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me." Going 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."

As in Luke 22:44, 'his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.' His prayer before his death was in such an anguish.