Going a little farther, [Jesus] threw himself on the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not what I want but what you want.” - Matthew 26:39 (NRSV)

Good Friday reminds me of a time when I found it difficult to do the will of God. I was serving God in another country, and I felt lonely and wished I could be back home with my people. But then I thought of how Jesus surrendered himself to God’s...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to do your will in all situations. Give us strength to persevere when we feel discouraged. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 26:36-46

Thought for the Day

Even when it is difficult, I will do what God has called me to do.

Prayer Focus

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