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Matthew 26:36-44 (NIV)
36 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” 39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” 40 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. 41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 42 He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.” 43 When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. 44 So he left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing.
Holy Jesus, You fully submitted Your plans, Your comfort, Your future, Your life and Your all to Your Father’s will. You trusted and You were obedient, even onto death. I so often submit portions of my life to You, but then I try to grab them back when results are delayed, when I have better ideas or when the road You chose for me is too uncomfortable. Forgive me, Lord. Thank You for patiently guiding me even when I mess up and loving me unconditionally. Help me to trust You fully, submit to You entirely, follow You faithfully and obediently listen to Your will. In Your Holy Name. Amen