+ First Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony in the Garden

+ First Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony in the Garden

Begin with the Our Father.
Read each verse, then say the Hail Mary.
At the end, say the Glory Be.

Optionally, finish with the Fatima Prayer below.

1 Then they went to a place that was called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.”

2 He took with him Peter and James and John, and he began to suffer distress and anguish.

3 And he said to them, “My soul is sorrowful, even to the point of death. Remain here and keep watch.”

4 Moving on a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass him by.

5 He said: “Abba, Father, for you all things are possible. Take this cup from me. Yet not my will but yours be done.”

6 Then an angel from heaven appeared to him and gave him strength.

7 In his anguish, he prayed so fervently that his sweat became like great drops of blood falling on the ground.

8 Returning to the disciples, he found them sleeping. He said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour?”

9 “Stay awake and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit is indeed willing but the flesh is weak.”

10 “The hour has come when the Son of Man is to be betrayed into the hands of sinners. Look, my betrayer is approaching.”

The Fatima Prayer: O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of your mercy.

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The Agony in the Garden / Hardmans Studio / St Werburgh’s, Chester / Stained glass

References: Mark 14:32-42; Luke 22:43-44

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