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Holy Week Reflections - Day 3

Get up and Pray

Jesus is alone in the garden Based on Luke 22.39-46

Look Jesus asks the disciples to pray while he himself goes off alone. He is distressed. He knows he will die. In the darkness, he prays to his Father to save him; but then says, ‘not my will but yours be done’. Jesus comes back – the disciples are asleep. He challenges them: ‘Get up and pray.’

Reflect Can you feel the emotions in this image? Can you pray in times of distress?

Pray for those who are distressed or frightened and feel there is no hope; for those who are alone; for those who are trying to pray and find it difficult. Give thanks that we can pray to God at all times, and we will be heard.

Our Holy Week Reflection comes from ROOTS - © ROOTS for Churches Ltd Weekly worship and learning resources at

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