man crying

The most sorrowful state

Reading: Matthew 26:36-44 I used to think that Jesus agonised so much during his prayer at Gethsemane due to the impending beatings, scourging, lashing and crucifixion.  He was after all in human form, with flesh, blood and nerves.  But now I know—and it would also be the most sorrowful state for any of us unless…

woman praying at the beach

Watching and Praying

Reading: Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.  The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” Lord, thank you for your Holy Spirit who helps me to pray.  I also pray for your Spirit of discernment.  Open my eyes, my ears, my mind and my heart, Lord, and…