As his enemies close in, and death draws near, Jesus protects his disciples and readies them to run. However, there one more element of preparation he needs for himself and them: prayer. So they walk to Gethsemane, a place where oil is pressed at the base of the Mount of Olives. Here, strained by knowing he will be crushed under God’s wrath for his people’s sin, Jesus probes the future: is there another way? But having asked, he then submits himself fully to his Father’s will. His disciples, however, doze off, not sensing how vulnerable they all are. In handling life, prayer is vital for the Christian. It’s also a great privilege.
And here is a short talk based on the same passage: He Changed The World (Episode 59)