Jesus Submission To The Father: Prayer (#2)

Matthew 26:36-44

Today we look at what is the best known example of Jesus praying: The garden of Gethsemane.

How would you describe Jesus purpose in this prayer?

Note two things Jesus says in His prayer (v39). What does each teach us about His faith in prayer? How should we follow His example?

(1) “If it is possible, let this cup pass from Me”.

(2) “Nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will”.





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2 Responses to Jesus Submission To The Father: Prayer (#2)

  1. Mary K

    Jesus had faith that God would hear His request and faith to follow whatever God asked of Him. As to His purpose I’m not sure if He was asking to be excused from this sacrifice or if His purpose was to get the strength to see it through. Because of the length and frequency, I’m guessing He needed strength.

    • Jimmy

      That’s the interesting question. Was he asking to be excused from the sacrifice or asking for strength to see it through? What does “let this cup pass from me” mean? Would it have been wrong for him to ask to be excused from the sacrifice?

      Anyone else have a thought about these questions?

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