Why did our Lord want Peter, James, and John to keep vigil with Him in prayer for one hour in Gethsemane? Why not 30 minutes, 90 minutes, or any other length of time? Clearly nothing that our Lord does is random or without purpose, so surely there must be something significant about one hour of prayer? However, I do not see any discussion of such in Lapide, the Catena, St. Thomas’ Commentary on Matthew, or Haydock…

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