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A prayer request gets a “no”

Mark 10:35-40 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, asked Jesus if He would do for them whatever they asked! So Jesus said, “And what do you want Me to do for you? They told him that, when His kingdom comes in glory, they want to sit beside Him – one on the right, the other on the left. But Jesus said, “You do not know what you’re asking,” and He questioned if they would be able to drink the cup of suffering He must drink or be baptized with what He must bear, and they said, “We can!” Then Jesus said, “You may drink the cup I must drink and you may be baptized with which I Am to be baptized, but to place you by My right side or My left is not My place to give. That is for those for whom it has been prepared.” © 2015, Mary Harwell Sayler prayer-a-phrased today’s reading in Mark with the help of translations provided online by Bible Gateway. …