Jesus prayed three times for the same subject. He used in His third prayer the same words He did in the second one. This was not out of unbelief that His prayer would not be heard, but because HHe had already known that the tempter would attack Him constantly within the coming hours to overcome His obedience to God’s will. Jesus established Himself, through repeated prayers, in His Father’s will, and knew for certain, by perseverance in prayer, that He was the only person who could bear God’s wrath as a substitute for all mankind.At that hour of temptation, it seemed that everything, whether in heaven or on earth, held its breath. If Jesus had preferred ease for Himself and continued unity with His Father, without separating from Him for the sake of redemption, we would have all been destroyed and lost. He denied Himself, took up His cross, and died for our salvation. Hallelujah!