Prayer Under Pressure

This Sunday we’ll be continuing our study in the Gospel of Luke, reading ch 22:39-46. This is the famous account of Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane.

The passage is bracketed by a repeated command/warning to His disciples. what do you think Jesus means about falling into temptation? How do you think prayer can head that off in our experiences? Does the fact that Jesus repeats this warning mean anything to you, and if so, what would it be?

When Jesus prays, what does he ask for? How does he qualify his request? What can we learn from his qualified petition about how we should pray?

Compare what Jesus asked for with the answer he did receive. How can that observation guide our expectations about prayer?

I’m looking forward to digging into this subject together, I hope you can join us!

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