Then, accompanied by the disciples, Jesus left the upstairs room and went as usual to the Mount of Olives.
There he told them, "Pray that you will not be overcome by temptation."41
He walked away, about a stone's throw, and knelt down and prayed,
42"Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will, not mine." 43
Then an angel from heaven appeared and strengthened him.
He prayed more fervently, and he was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood. a45
At last he stood up again and returned to the disciples, only to find them asleep, exhausted from grief.
46"Why are you sleeping?" he asked. "Get up and pray. Otherwise temptation will overpower you."
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)