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Matthew 26:42-46. Second and Third Prayer 4 Dec 2023

Mat 26:42 Again, a second time,
he went away and prayed:
'My Father,' he said,
'if this cup cannot pass by,
but I must drink it, your will be done!'
43 And he came back again and found them sleeping,
their eyes were so heavy.
44 Leaving them there,
he went away again and prayed for the third time,
repeating the same words.
45 Then he came back to the disciples and said to them,
'You can sleep on now and have your rest.
Look, the hour has come
when the Son of man is to be betrayed
into the hands of sinners.
46 Get up! Let us go!
Look, my betrayer is not far away.'

Excerpt from THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE, copyright (c) 1985 by Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd. and Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc. Reprinted by Permission.

It is already in this episode that Peter fails to stay awake at least two times.
Jesus prays three times, 'if this cup can not pass by.'
I learn that no one needs to seek suffering.


Jesus, forgive me where I am not watchful.

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