A Prayer of Jesus

This prayer reveals the magnitude of the suffering Christ endured on the cross. The foreknowledge of what awaited Him – the cruelty of Roman torture, the agony of crucifixion, the abandonment of the Father as He bore our sins – was enough to draw beads of blood from His brow. Yet, despite His anguish, He returns to the disciples and encourages them to pray and prepare for what lay ahead. In this magnificent scene we witness that Jesus is not only our eternal Redeemer, He is also our ever patient Teacher and our ever abiding Shepherd.

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