And he went forward a little, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass away from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt. Mt 26:39 What was Christ asking for? Was this a show of His human side, in a moment of weakness, asking His Father to prevent Him from going through the coming hours of physical torture of the crucifixion? This is a prevalent take on the passage, and understandable. What human wouldn't dread such a thing? Or was He asking for something else? I think He was asking for something deeper than being spared the crucifixion. Would love to read comments on this.