Jesus, Peter, James, and John retire to the Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus submits to the Father's will and begins to suffer for the sins and afflictions of mankind. He is then betrayed and arrested. Matthew 26:36–57
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Jesus Christ prayed in the garden.

12/21/23 | 1 min read
Marking the beginning of His Atonement.

After finishing the Passover meal, Jesus walked to a garden called Gethsemane. Peter, James, and John went with Him into this grove of olive trees. As they waited nearby, Jesus fell down and prayed.

It wasn’t a normal prayer. In a way we don’t quite understand, our Savior began feeling every one of our pains and sicknesses. He agreed to pay the eternal price of our sins. This was the beginning of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, which is the most important event that ever happened!

Then Judas showed up with soldiers. He had betrayed the Savior for a handful of money. Jesus was arrested and condemned to die on a cross, where His Atonement would continue.

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To Think About

What questions do you have about the Atonement of Jesus Christ? What can you do to try and find answers?

Note: This is part of a series about the week leading up to the Savior’s Resurrection.