And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed, My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not what I want but what you want.- Matthew 26:39
The text tells us that Jesus threw himself on the ground in the garden of Gethsemane which emphasizes desperation in asking the Father for the cup to pass from him. However, we all know how He ended His prayer and it is by saying, Thy will be done.He prayed this prayer three times hoping that our Heavenly Father would consider His plea. Jesus was battling with the flesh. His request to let the cup pass him by shows how it is in our human nature to want to avoid pain and suffering. Yet, He still managed to pray for the will of the Father to be done. Indeed, the Father’s will was done. Praise and thanks be to God and Jesus! He was crucified and paid for the sins of all humanity. We are free and forgiven today because Jesus did the Father’s will. There’s a huge lesson to learn from this, and that is if our will is in collision with God’s will, choose His and not yours!