When he returned, he found them asleep. He said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour? Watch and pray that you may not be put to the test. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Lord, when you speak to Peter, I feel that you are speaking directly to me. I am so like him, quick to affirm that I will never deny you, and yet slipping so miserably, saying, “You shall never wash my feet,” and then, “Wash all of me.”
At the beginning of Lent, I made fervent and lofty resolutions. Sometime in the middle, I fell asleep. Why can I not spend even one hour with you? How much weaker than Peter’s is my flesh.
You shield me every moment with your loving protection. Please help me to stay awake in you. Thy will be done.