The garden of Gethsemane


After the meal was over, Jesus went out with his disciples to the Garden of Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives. He wanted to pray to his Father as he knew that he would soon be arrested and sentenced to death.

He asked his friends to keep watch with him, but they were very tired and fell asleep. In the darkness, Jesus felt very alone as he struggled to accept what was to befall him.


Think of the times in your life when you have felt alone or afraid and uncertain of what the morning will bring.


Hear these words of Jesus:

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.