Why was Jesus willing to submit to the great suffering he knew he would experience in the Garden of Gethsemane? (See Matthew 26:39, 42, 44.) What can you learn from the Savior’s prayer in Gethsemane? How have you been blessed as you have submitted to Heavenly Father’s will?
Why do we need the Atonement of Jesus Christ? (See 1 Nephi 10:21; 2 Nephi 2:5–9; Alma 34:9; Moses 6:48.) What blessings are available to us because of the Savior’s atoning sacrifice? (See Mosiah 16:7–8; Alma 7:11–13; D&C 19:23.) How can we receive these blessings? (See Alma 7:14; Articles of Faith 1:3.)
Suggestion for Family Discussion
Display the picture Jesus Praying in Gethsemane (Gospel Art Picture Kit 227). Read the account of Jesus in Gethsemane, as found in Matthew 26:36–46, Luke 22:39–46, or Doctrine and Covenants 19:16–19. Invite each family member to share his or her feelings about the Atonement of Jesus Christ.