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Hope Built on the Greatest Prayer of All (40 Days of Easter Truth - Day 37)
April 02, 2015 Daniella Whyte

Today's Devotion is "Hope Built on the Greatest Prayer of All" (Day 37 in our series 40 Days of Easter Truth)

Our Easter Focus Passage today is: Luke 22:39-44

39 Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him.

40 On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.”

41 He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed,

42 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”

43 An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.

44 And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.

Now, here's today's Easter Truth:

The events that transpired in the Garden of Gethsemane help us gain a better picture of Jesus' humanity and His divinity. The Mount of Olives is a familiar place to Jesus and His disciples. They had been here many times before and were now at this place once again. Jesus enters the Garden with a heaviness on His heart and a burden on His mind. This heaviness and burden forced Him to kneel down and pray to God the Father.

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