He asked His disciples to stay awake and pray for Him. He prayed to God the Father, asking the Father if there was another way to save us besides dying on the cross. Yet Jesus ended this prayer with, “... let Your will be done rather than Mine” [Matthew 26:39 - GOD'S WORD].

He prayed this prayer three times. Each time when He went back to see His friends they had fallen asleep! He came back the third time and told them to wake up. “The one who is betraying Me is near,” He said [Matthew 26:45 - GOD'S WORD].


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