Jesus entered the Garden to pray sometime after the supper. The gospel of John writes… He not only prays for himself…but his disciples and all believers.
Jesus was 100% divine…but also 100% human. (Hypostatic Union…for all you div school people). In the Garden, we see both of these characteristics of Jesus through his prayer.
He prays to have the burden of his crucifixion removed from him if possible…but Jesus also has the humility to submit to God’s divine will. A thing to be grasped.
Jesus’ friends were not too much of a help, support, or comfort to him. They kept falling asleep.
Jesus had a huge burden…but he was willing to continue with his passion…despite everyone falling asleep.
They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled. “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. “Stay here and keep watch.” Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him. “Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Simon,” he said to Peter, “are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour? Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” Once more he went away and prayed the same thing. When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. They did not know what to say to him. Returning the third time, he said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The hour has come. Look, the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!”