What Does Jesus Pray When He Withdraws Three Times From His Disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane?

When Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane, he withdrew three times from his disciples to pray. The Bible does not explicitly state what Jesus prayed during these times, but we can infer from the context of the situation and the words he spoke that he was praying for strength and guidance for what was to come.

During his first prayer, Jesus said, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”

(Matthew 26:38) This indicates that Jesus was feeling a great deal of emotional turmoil and needed support from his disciples. He may have prayed for comfort and strength during this time.

In his second prayer, Jesus asked God if there was any other way to accomplish his mission besides going through with his crucifixion. He said, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me.

Yet not as I will, but as you will.” (Matthew 26:39) This shows that Jesus was perhaps doubting if he could bear the weight of what was to come and may have been praying for another solution.

During his third prayer, Jesus accepted God’s will and prayed for strength to endure the trials ahead. He said, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.” (Matthew 26:42) This indicates that Jesus had resolved himself to God’s plan and needed divine strength to carry out what lay before him.

In conclusion, while we do not know exactly what Jesus prayed during these three times in the Garden of Gethsemane, we can infer from his words that he prayed for emotional support, guidance on whether there was another way besides crucifixion to accomplish his mission on Earth and finally acceptance of God’s plan with divine strength to carry out what lay ahead.