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Lent 2021: Agony in the Garden


 

March 31, 2021



Agony in the Garden

“Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”


He took along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to feel sorrow and distress. Then he said to them, “My soul is sorrowful even to death. Remain here and keep watch with me.”


He advanced a little and fell prostrate in prayer, saying, “My Father if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will.” When he returned to his disciples, he found them asleep.


He said to Peter, “So you could not keep watch with me for one hour? Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is willing but, the flesh is weak.” Withdrawing a second time, he prayed again, “Father, if it is not possible that this cup pass without my drinking it, your will be done!”


Then he returned once more and found them asleep, for they could not keep their eyes open.


He left them and withdrew again and prayed a third time, saying the same thing again. Then he returned to his disciples and said to them.


“Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Behold the hour is at hand when the Son of Man is to be handed over to sinners. “Get up, let us go. Look my betrayer is at hand.”


- Matthew 26: 36-46

The New American Bible with Revised New Testament


 

Lent 2021

The members and friends of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church

have written their devotions and reflections on the impact of the season of Lent

in their lives. Each testimony in the booklet is a personal reflection of their experiences.


We welcome you on this journey with us as we discuss our sacrifices and hope

that some aspect of the scripture, reflections, or prayers will inspire you as you

experience the season.


Read along with us each day or download the book to read along with us offline. May God bless and keep you throughout this season of reflection.

 

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