Maundy Thursday / Good Friday Prayer Vigil 2023
We invite you to pray with an open heart in conversation with God. The Prayer Vigil Schedule begins after the Maundy Thursday 7 PM service at 9pm on April 6 and ends before the Good Friday service at 7pm, Friday, April 7. Please sign up for a one hour time slot via the link below. You can choose to pray at COS or virtually. Sign up for your time slot here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13RQBd3amkkz4kZsQZh8x7Yqgy4-hISOsrf8jMiibjzc/edit?usp=sharing
“They went to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” He took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be distressed and agitated. And said to them, “I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and keep awake.” And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. He said, “Abba, Father, for you all things are possible; remove this cup from me; yet, not what I want, but what you want.” He came and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not keep awake one hour? Keep awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” And again he went away and prayed, saying the same words. And once more he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy; and they did not know what to say to him. He came a third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest?” – Mark 14: 31-41a April 6 - 7: If you would like to deepen both your prayer life and your experience of Good Friday/Easter, we invite you to be part of a Maundy Thursday/Good Friday Prayer Vigil. Our prayer vigil prayers will watch and wait with Jesus on the last night and day before he goes to the cross. We invite you to pray for an hour. You may choose to pray alone, as a couple, with friends, or with your family. Devotionals will be available to help with your prayer time.