“Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to feel sorrow and distress. Then he said to them, “My soul is sorrowful even to death. Remain here and keep watch with me.” He advanced a little and fell face down in prayer, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will.”
As I sat in my cell with my partner Gestas, I began to regret all that I had done especially since in a day or so, Gestas and I will be put to death.
I began to feel sorrow and a sense of shame for what I’ve done. As I sat in this dark and damp cell lost in my thoughts the guards opened the cell door and threw a new prisoner into the darkness. I asked him for his name and he said “ I am Jesus”. I had heard rumors about a man called Jesus. There was talk that he was working all of these wonders for the people, healing them and helping them. I asked, “ are you the same man ?” He said he was. We then talked for hours and I felt remarkably at ease with him. He was like no other man I had ever met. I told him how regretful and afraid I was. He told me he too was afraid, and he shared with me how he had prayed to his Father – who he said was God – in some garden just a few hours ago. I told him I was too ashamed and unworthy to ask God for anything, he told me not to worry , we’d do it together.
Jesus, you prayed to your Father , Can you help me to reach out to Him in prayer in my time of need?
With St. Dismas we pray:
Dear God, give me the strength to endure my daily burden and courage to come to you in prayer and the wisdom to know and accept your will.
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