Welcome to day 1 of the Online Stations of the Cross. Slowly browse these photos as you consider your own experience of being troubled. Following the images, you will find a corresponding Bible verse and prayer. (Note: Submit your photos now and tag @OakHouseRetreats #troubled).

Fine Art Collection, by Christine Lee Smith



Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled.  Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”

Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” (Matthew 26:36-39)


Father, what an agonizing moment it was for Jesus when he said “yes” to the cross.  Help me to say “yes” to your will, even when it costs all I have.

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