Grace: Ask for the grace of being able to tell God, “not my will but yours be done.” Text for Prayer: Luke 22:39-46 Reflection: The Garden of Gethsemane is located at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Its name comes from the Hebrew word for ‘oil press’. It was in that garden that… Read more »
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Grace: To ask for sorrow with Christ in sorrow, anguish with Christ in anguish, and interior grief because of the great sufferings Christ endures for me. Text: Matthew 26:36-46 Reflection: Stay awake with Jesus. “My heart is nearly broken with sorrow” (Matt. 26:38). Jesus is experiencing deep inner turmoil as His hour approaches. From a… Read more »
Grace: To suffer with Christ who suffers for my sins. Text: Matthew 26:36-46 Reflection: “Do you trust me?” That is the question the Father is asking of the Son. Jesus does not know why He must suffer, and so He asks His Father if there is any way He can be spared His Passion. His Father asks… Read more »
Grace: sorrow, compassion, and sham because the Lord is going to His suffering for my sins. Text for Prayer: Matthew 26:30-46 Reflection:“Let this cup pass from me.” In the Old Testament, the cup symbolized one’s lot in life. The cup could be filled with the wine that makes men’s hearts glad; but it could also… Read more »