Jesus prays on the Mount of Olives

And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” And he withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and knelt down and prayed, saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. And being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow, and he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation.”

(Luke 22:39-46)

Jesus began His devastating journey to the cross on Thursday night on the Mount of Olives.  He went to His Father in prayer, asking for His will to be done in the events that would transpire shortly. 

We are about halfway through the 40 days of lent, a time to refocus and look toward Easter.  Many people give things up, add things to their routine or fast as a spiritual discipline to drawn closer to God during this season.  If you have chosen to do any of these things or not, there is still a time to be drawn closer to God.   

Think about your relationship with God and what you’d like that to look like when Easter arrives.Once you’ve got something in mind write it down, roll it up and place it in the cross.Pray over your paper and the other papers in the cross, asking that God’s will be done as we drawn closer and closer to Easter.