Matthew 26:36, 38-39 ESV – 36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” … 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.” 39 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”
Psalm 119:25, 28 ESV – 25 My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word! … 28 My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word!
Jesus, You not only sovereignly understand sorrow and abandonment — You experienced it . . . and show the perfect example for where to go with the sorrow and pressure and loneliness — straight to the Word, straight to the Father, straight to prayer.
Psalm 119:30-32 ESV – 30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me. 31 I cling to your testimonies, O LORD; let me not be put to shame! 32 I will run in the way of your commandments when you enlarge my heart!
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Day 3: Ask God to protect Christians in Eritrea who convert
from Islam, or who join a church outside of the