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Monday April 10th Matthew 26 : 39-41
And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not what I want but what you want". Then he came to his disciples and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter, "So, could you not stay awake with me one hour? Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak".
Nobody knows what God's plans are for us — but Jesus did!
In the Old Testament, it was prophesied that the Christ would die in a cruel and brutal way. Although Jesus knew this, he still went to Gethsemane at the late hour, threw himself on the ground and prayed, nay pleaded, with his Father to take away the agony. Yet he ended by saying, "not my will but yours be done".
From the day that we are born, our lives, short or long, are lived out in all kinds of circumstances. Sometimes we too feel great agony as we kneel in prayer for situations that have overwhelmed us. This might be for ourselves or for others. We have pleaded with God to answer our prayers.
Can we say, "not my will but yours be done"?
And I wonder if Jesus wept!
Dear Heavenly Father, please give us the strength to try and understand when our prayers go unanswered. Help us to put our trust in you.
Irene Verity High Ellington

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