This week leading up to Easter I would like to share some devotionals with you from my new book Praying through the Gospels. I have included some links at the end of the devotion, if you would like to order the book. Praying through the Gospels is pretty simple. It’s just a small reflection in prayer on different aspects from the Gospels and what Jesus did for us. Hope you enjoy this week of devotionals!
Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.
Stay here and keep watch with me.”
Lord, I can’t begin to imagine how overwhelming the thought of the cross, the separation from the Father, and the weight of our sins were. Lord, thank you for not giving in to how you felt that day. Thank you for moving forward even when the weight of the world was on your shoulders.
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.”
Lord, may I follow your lead. May this be my prayer as I daily surrender myself to the work of your hands. May I not seek to have my will accomplished, but may I seek to
accomplish your will!
And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly,
and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
Lord, I cannot fully imagine the anguish you faced. Lord, please help me to never forget what you felt and how you moved on from there. Please help me to not give in to
the moments in my life when I feel blah. May I press in as you pressed in and seek to fulfill my father’s purpose, even when it hurts.
When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate;
when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted
himself to him who judges justly.
1 Peter 2:23
To enjoy more devotionals like this one you can order my book Praying through the Gospels. You can order it by clicking on any of the links below… (If you are looking to make a bulk purchase for your church, ministry, school, or Bible study please contact me personally and I will be happy to give you a discount on the books. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org)