Jesus Wept In The Garden
For You To Overcome Your Sins...
" And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him.
And being in an agony, he prayed the longer."
The event that began sorrowful Passion of Jesus was the Agony in the Garden.
Jesus wept with grief.
The unimaginable mental suffering Jesus experienced was immense.
The exact Biblical account below accompanies the scriptural Rosary and will greatly
enhance your meditations on the Rosary and the life of Jesus.
"Jesus went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where there was a garden, into which he entered with his disciples." -John 18:1
"And he said to his disciples: Sit you here, till I go yonder and pray. And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to grow sorrowful and to be sad. Then he saith to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto death: stay you here, and watch with me." -Matthew 26:37-38
"And when he was gone forward a little, he fell flat on the ground; and he prayed, that if it might be, the hour might pass from him. And he saith: Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee: remove this chalice from me; but not what I will, but what thou wilt." -Mark 14:35-36
"And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony, he prayed the longer. And his sweat became as drops of blood, trickling down upon the ground." -Luke 22:43-44
"And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping. And he saith to Peter: Simon, sleepest thou? couldst thou not watch one hour? Watch ye, and pray that you enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. And going away again, he prayed, saying the same words." -Mark 14:37-39
"And he cometh again and findeth them sleeping: for their eyes were heavy. And leaving them, he went again: and he prayed the third time, saying the selfsame word. Then he cometh to his disciples, and saith to them: Sleep ye now and take your rest; behold the hour is at hand, and the Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners.
Rise, let us go: behold he is at hand that will betray me." -Matthew 26:43-46
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Jesus Wept And Suffered In The Garden
On Account Of Your Sins.
To Find Peace, You Must Have True Sorrow
For These Sins That Caused Him Such Agony
"The sorrow that is according to God
worketh penance, steadfast unto salvation..."
-2 Corinthians 7:10
This sad event should incite in you a deep sorrow for your sins because it was
those sins and the sins of each person ever created that caused Jesus' agony.
Confronting your sins and being sorry for them is the only route to having true peace of mind.
Sorrow for sin is also known as contrition.
Contrition is the emotion of hating your sins and feeling true grief for offending
God so much so that you never want to commit that sin again.
The Act of Contrition is a prayer that you should memorize.
It will help you grasp a firmer idea of what contrition is. There are prayer cards
available with this prayer on it and many other beautiful Catholic prayers.
The Bible passages used for Jesus Wept Scriptural Sorrowful Rosary Mystery were taken from the timeless Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible.
If you are looking for a more modern language version of Jesus Wept, our recommendation would be the
St. Ignatius Press Bible.
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