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Bible story: Jesus prays in Gethsemane

Creative activities based on the Bible story of Jesus prays in Gethsemane

In Matthew 26:36-46, Mark 14:32-42, and Luke 22:40-46, we find the Bible story of Jesus praying in Gethsemane, Jesus and his disciples go to a garden after the Last Supper. Jesus tells his disciples that he is deeply distressed and asks them to stay and keep watch while he prays. Jesus goes off alone and prays to God, asking if it is possible for him to avoid the suffering that he knows is coming. Jesus prays intensely and even sweats blood as he submits to God's will. When Jesus returns to his disciples, he finds that they have fallen asleep. This story shows Jesus' deep agony and his willingness to submit to God's plan for him, even in the face of great suffering.

We have compiled a range of creative ideas and activities below that relate to this Bible story. These resources are designed to help you share this important message in an engaging and interactive way, whether you are a children's ministry leader, a Sunday school teacher, or a religious educator in a Christian primary school.

Our activities below are suitable for use in various settings such as church children's programs, children's ministry, catechism classes, children's services, Bible clubs, vacation Bible school, and Sunday school, and will help students understand the relevance of the Bible to their lives, and the importance of applying its teachings in practical ways.