LOOK... and be curious.
WAIT... with prayerful expectation.
Come Holy Spirit: Thy Kingdom Come.
READ... the text with an open mind.
Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, ‘Sit here while I go over there and pray.’ He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and agitated. Then he said to them, ‘I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and stay awake with me.’ And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed, ‘My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not what I want but what you want.’ (Matthew 26: 36-39)
LISTEN... for a word with a willing heart.
RESPOND... with prayer and action.
You could have walked away from us.
Instead you chose to drink the cup of bitterness
and feel our deep griefs.
Enable us to endure the place of suffering.
Stay awake with us in the dark of the night
as we pray again and again for your will to be done,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.