Stations of the Cross 1 and 2

Station 1 – Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane

READ Luke 22:39-46

39 He came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed him. 40 When he reached the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not come into the time of trial.” 41 Then he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and prayed, 42 “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me; yet, not my will but yours be done.” 43 Then an angel from heaven appeared to him and gave him strength. 44 In his anguish he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down on the ground. 45 When he got up from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping because of grief, 46 and he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not come into the time of trial.”

PONDER What is it like to feel all alone particularly when you are going through a difficult time? What does it mean to you that Jesus felt anguish and prayed in earnest to God to, “remove this cup from me”?

PRAY Help me to know your presence during times of anguish and distress. Be now with others who are feeling alone and abandoned.

Station 2 – Jesus is betrayed by Judas and arrested

READ Luke 22: 47 – 48

47 While he was still speaking, suddenly a crowd came, and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him; 48 but Jesus said to him, “Judas, is it with a kiss that you are betraying the Son of Man?” 

PONDER Why would it be painful to be betrayed by a kiss? Why would it be painful to be betrayed by someone you trust? What was Jesus trying to get Judas to think about? 

PRAY God, forgive our betrayals; especially in relationships where deep trust has been broken.

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