Have you ever experienced walking alongside a friend going through a tough time? Perhaps they have had a fall out with another friend, a special person has died, or they are having to make a really difficult decision to give something up? Maybe you have been that person who does not know where to turn and feels so upset you really don’t know what to do. That is how Jesus was feeling. He knew something terrible was going to happen, he knew that it was important that he did what God, his Father asked him to do because it was part of a bigger plan, but it still was not easy. So Jesus went with his friends somewhere quiet and prayed.
When things are hard having people who care about us just being with us, even if they don’t have answers, is helpful. Putting your feelings into words and addressing them to God might also help. This is what Christians do when they pray. The ask God to listen and be alongside them, knowing that he is there helps them to feel less alone.