Jesus, you prayed when you were “sorrowful and troubled” facing the cross. You were “overwhelmed to the point of death.” Lord, may we and your people in scattered places around the world follow your example and be persistent in prayer when we are facing death of any kind. May we choose your will and not our own. May we “watch and pray so that” we “will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak” (Mt 26:36-46).