This week one of our missionary letters implored its readers to agree to spend “ten minutes a day, six days a week” in prayer for its summer projects this year. Our Savior rebuked His disciples the night of His betrayal, “Could you not watch with me one brief hour?

Years ago, when prayer meetings in the middle of the week were stronger, it was thought only one percent of Christians came to pray at those meetings.

One shudders at the thought of how low the percentage must be these days owing to the fact that so few bother to even try to be present. Yes, our Savior’s words still echo down the corridors of time: “Could you not watch with me one brief hour?”