Join a worldwide prayer vigil on Good Friday 2012

Editors note: Last year on Good Friday Christians from around the world prayed together using our Stations of the Cross Prayer Guide. A few of the locations from which people prayed include: Malaysia; Sanabu, Egypt; Heilegenkreuz, Austria; Aberfoyle, ON Canada; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Madagascar; Pretoria, South Africa; Auckland, New Zealand; Hong Kong; Philippines; Suffolk, England; Taiwan; Sydney, Australia; and people from every region of the United States.


Keeping Vigil

Ruth Haley Barton

“Who can stay awake in this night of God? Who will not be as if paralyzed by it? Christ’s struggle was with God. This was his real agony. He overcame it through his self-surrender. That was his victory, and our hope.”  –Jurgen Moltmann

It is a custom of the Christian church to keep vigil with Christ at different times and in different ways throughout the three holiest days of the Church year–Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.  During these days, we surrender ourselves completely to being with Christ in the depths of his passion on our behalf.

One of the places from which we draw this custom is Jesus’ request to the disciples to be near him and keep watch while he prayed and agonized in the Garden of Gethsemane. We also know that there were those few–including Mary Magdalene, Jesus’ mother Mary, and John–who stayed near the cross and kept watch as Jesus suffered and died.  Despite the horror of what was taking place, they kept company with him until the very end.

As a part of our Holy Week observance, we are inviting you to join us as we keep vigil with Christ on Good Friday by praying between the hours of 12:00 and 3:00 p.m.  If you let us know when you will be praying, we will send you via email our 5-page Stations of the Cross Prayer Guide in pdf format (see directions below).

You may want to go to a church, a chapel or a garden that depicts the Stations of the Cross or in some other way helps you to meditate on Christ’s last hours. You might also choose to fast through lunch as a way of joining with Christ in his suffering.

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Let us walk prayerfully into these holiest of days, watching and waiting with Christ through the darkness of his death and burial so that together we can celebrate the joy of the Resurrection. We pray together…

Almighty God, whose most dear Son
went not up to joy but first he suffered pain,
and entered not into glory before he was crucified:
Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross,
may find it none other than the way of life and peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Book of Common Prayer


If you live nearby, please join us for our Good Friday Stations of the Cross Prayer Service at the Lorretto Center Chapel in Wheaton.


Here’s how to participate:

  1. Leave a comment below with the time slot you will be praying and the state or country you will be praying in. It is a strength for all of us to know that we are praying with others around the world. Please note your comment may not show up right away.
  2. Sign up here to receive your 5-page stations of the Cross Prayer Guide by Ruth Haley Barton. Your pdf will arrive via email on on Wednesday of Holy Week. If you would like our full color 32-page Stations of the Cross Prayer Book, click here before March 27
  3. Use the share buttons below to encourage others to join us in keeping vigil on Good Friday.

Time slots:
12:00 – 1:00
1:00 – 2:00
2:00 – 3:00

 

Ruth Haley Barton

(Doctor of Divinity, Northern Seminary) is founding president/CEO of the Transforming Center. A teacher, seasoned spiritual director (Shalem Institute), and retreat leader, she is the author of numerous books and resources on the spiritual life including Life Together in Christ, Pursuing God’s Will Together, Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership, Sacred Rhythms, and Invitation to Solitude and Silence.

330 Comments

  1. Val Murphy on February 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I am thankful for this opportunity and will be praying, and in my small way participating with Christ on His journey to the cross, on Good Friday. I plan to pray between 2 to 3 from Florida.

  2. Ruth Barton on April 6, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    It is such a privilege to pray with so many of God’s faithful ones today. Thank you for joining us in walking with Christ on his journey to the cross. May we all hear and respond to what he has to teach us on the way. In the love of Christ…

  3. Kathy on April 6, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    I will be praying at 2 pm, Libertyville, IL

  4. Jenny R. Hodgson on April 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    my name is jenny rallos hodgson berore anything else i apologized this things happen to me that i’ve missed signing up with you this 1202 Good Friday. Let me hope i will do so next time , Nevertheless, I am in uk and wll want to join in prayer somewhere in the church here in the uk hopefully,, Peace be with you all.God Bless all..with love jenny

  5. Trudelle Thoams on April 6, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I’ll be praying as a I walk a labyrith between 1 and 2 PM in Cincinnati, Ohio. Blessings to all.

  6. Sarah Kiwanuka on April 6, 2012 at 7:26 am

    I am from Uganda, East Africa ! I have missed signing up with you this 2012 Good Friday. Let me hope I will do so next year. Nevertheless, I am in Paris and will join the Chemin de Croix at Sacré Coeur starting from 12h30 and will pray with you even though you have not noted my name on the list. Peace be with you all. With love, Sarah

  7. lucille vale on April 6, 2012 at 1:34 am

    i will be praying here for our lord death. i’m from phil. but i’m living here now in malaysia.

  8. Ed K on April 5, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    I plan to pray from 2 – 3 in Crystal Lake, Illinois

  9. Marmi on April 5, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I will be praying from 12-1 in Virginia.

  10. Terri on April 5, 2012 at 3:37 am

    I will be praying from 12 to 1 pm.

  11. Kelly Wright on April 5, 2012 at 2:42 am

    I will be praying from Missouri from 12:30-1:15

  12. Richard on April 4, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Thank you for the invitation. Praying 7-8 a.m. Good Friday (PST)

  13. Charlotte on April 4, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Thank you for the invitation. I will be praying from 2-3, [but also in the other slots]. I live in England

  14. Judy Eustice on April 4, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Will be praying from 2-3 in North Carolina!

  15. Joyce Pewthers on April 4, 2012 at 6:02 am

    My husband, Van, and I will be praying the stations of the cross between noon and 1pm. Thank you for the opportunity to engage in Christ’s passion and be apart of the flow of prayer to our Jesus.

  16. Julie Rowe on April 4, 2012 at 2:46 am

    I will pray between 2 and 3pm from Crystal Lake, il.

  17. Bruce on April 4, 2012 at 12:02 am

    I will be praying between 12- 1pm in Sydney Australia

  18. Kathleen on April 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Between 2:00 and 3:00 pm

  19. Karen on April 3, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    I will be praying from 12-1, west coast time.

  20. Wade on April 3, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    I’ll be praying from 12-3 in Virginia.

  21. Teresa on April 3, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Will be praying from 12 noon to 1 pm. Thank you for the invitation to remember.

  22. Doug on April 3, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    I will be praying at 2 pm MST (AZ)

  23. Sue S on April 3, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I will be praying from 12-1 pm on Friday in NE.

  24. Jean Nevills on April 3, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Praying with you on Friday beginning at noon in Oregon

  25. Doug on April 3, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I will be praying from 9am to 1pm in Portland, OR.

  26. Amber S on April 3, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Praying between 2-3 in Seattle.

  27. Matthew Farabow on April 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Praying from 2-3 Eastern Time in North Carolina.

  28. Susan on April 3, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Will be vacationing in Peoria, AZ and praying between 12 and 1pm.

  29. jamie on April 3, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    praying from 12-1 Salem, Oregon

  30. Jennifer Lewis on April 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I will be praying from 12-1 in Chicago, IL.

  31. Beth Giller on April 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Praying from 12 – 1 p.m. in Toledo OH.

  32. Tiaan Willemse on April 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I will be praying from 12-1 Johannesburg, South Africa

  33. David on April 3, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I will be praying between 1-2 EDT

  34. Kathy on April 3, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    I will be praying 12-1 in Bozeman, Montana

  35. Christie on April 3, 2012 at 10:55 am

    I will be praying between 2-3pm EST in Abington, PA.

  36. Cassy on April 3, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I’ll pray between 12:00-1:00.

  37. Sharon on April 3, 2012 at 5:24 am

    I will pray from 1-2 in Calgary, AB, Canada.

  38. Sandra on April 3, 2012 at 3:16 am

    12-1pm PDT

  39. Trisha Taylor on April 2, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    I will be praying from 2-3 in Austin TX

  40. Eric on April 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    I will join the prayer from 12-2pm PDT, in Puyalluo, WA.

  41. Jerry Owyang on April 2, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Apart from pastoring a church, I’ve been serving as Church Counsel in bringing charges against another clergy at a trial which concluded last week–a difficult and painful thing, but necessary as a Covenant Community. This additional role brings fresh perspective to this Walk to the Cross. I’ll be praying from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM here in Southern California. Blessings to you all.

    • Ruth Barton on April 6, 2012 at 7:51 pm

      Such a difficult thing…praying with you and for you.

  42. Trudy on April 2, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    I’m pleased to join everyone on this special day and will be praying from 2 – 3 pm in Sarnia, ON Canada

  43. Lisa on April 2, 2012 at 11:06 am

    2-3 North Carolina

  44. Melissa on April 2, 2012 at 7:33 am

    I will be praying 12-1PM in South Pasadena, CA

  45. Jo Newell on April 2, 2012 at 2:40 am

    12-1 Cedar Park, TX

  46. Merle on April 2, 2012 at 2:24 am

    I will pray be praying 12:00 noon – 1:00pm, New Westminster BC

  47. Jeanette on April 2, 2012 at 1:19 am

    1-2 Ann Arbor, Michigan

  48. Lawrence on April 1, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    I will be praying between 2:00PM and 3:00PM on Friday in Pasco, Washington

  49. Jude Tiersma on April 1, 2012 at 4:30 am

    I will pray from 2:00 to 3:00. Thanks for encouraging us.

    • Jude Tiersma on April 1, 2012 at 4:30 am

      Jude again, that is in CA

  50. Barbara Cumby on April 1, 2012 at 2:40 am

    I will be praying from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Friday in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia.

  51. Kathy on April 1, 2012 at 1:46 am

    I will be praying from noon to 1:00 PM in NYS.

  52. Lisa on March 31, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    I’ll be praying from 1-2 on Friday in MN.

  53. Cecilia on March 31, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    I will be praying rom 2 to 3 p.m on Friday in California.

  54. Stephanie on March 31, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    I will pray from 2-3pm in Buda, TX.

  55. Peggy on March 31, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    I will pray from 2-3 p.m. on Friday in Albuquerque, N.M.

  56. Bill on March 31, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I will be praying from 1-2:00 p.m. in Connecticut.

  57. Valerie on March 31, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I will be praying from 2-3 pm

  58. Barbara Burrill on March 31, 2012 at 11:02 am

    I will be visiting family in Minnesota and will be praying between 1 and 2pm in Randall Minnesota

  59. Janet on March 31, 2012 at 3:39 am

    I will be praying from 12-1 Th, Friday.

  60. Janet on March 30, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I will by praying from 2-3:00 pm on Friday in Cleveland, OH. (The Thursday time slot is part of my church’s prayer vigil from Maunday Thursday to Good Friday.)

  61. Janet on March 30, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I will be praying from 10 – 11:00 pm on Thursday evening in Cleveland, OH.

  62. Liz on March 30, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    2-3pm CST

  63. Steve on March 30, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    I’ll be praying between 12:00-1:00PM in Lincoln, NE

  64. Tom on March 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I’ll pray between 1:00-2:00.

  65. ROSALIE on March 30, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I will be praying 1-2 pm western time in Calif

  66. Dr Dave on March 30, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    praying in unity between 2 and 3pm from Aloha , Oregon

  67. Jill on March 30, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    I will be praying from 12-1pm.

  68. Sharon Spaulding on March 30, 2012 at 10:40 am

    I will be praying between 1-2 in Richardson, TX

  69. Deirdri Gladwin on March 30, 2012 at 6:45 am

    I will be praying with you between the 1:00-2:00 pm. period with you and keeping everyone in my thoughts during this special time.

  70. Jean Lewis on March 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I will be praying with you between noon and 1:00 p.m. in Seattle, WA

  71. Brent Unrau on March 29, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Thanks for organizing this.
    I will be praying from 12-1 time slot.
    A honor to participate.
    Cheers,
    Brent

    • Ruth Barton on April 6, 2012 at 7:50 pm

      We’re honored to have you…

  72. Ingmari Wahlgren on March 29, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I will join you between 12.00-1.00!

  73. Trisha on March 29, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    1-2 Florida

  74. Laura on March 29, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I will be praying between 2 and 3:00

  75. Sheila on March 29, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I will be praying from 12-1pm in Memphis.

  76. ruth bresson on March 29, 2012 at 10:51 am

    I will be North Carolina…taking an early afternoon prayer walk in the woods between noon and 1:00.

  77. Karin Mende on March 29, 2012 at 9:47 am

    I will be praying between 6 and 7 am (East African time)

  78. Charlotte on March 29, 2012 at 9:11 am

    I will pray at 1:00 in Johannesburg, South Africa

  79. ann anderson on March 29, 2012 at 3:16 am

    I will be praying from 2-3 pm in Holland, Mich

  80. Kathy on March 29, 2012 at 12:28 am

    what a privilege to join our hearts with all of you in prayer 2 to 3 in Richmond BC

  81. John on March 28, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I will be praying noon til 1pm in Mt Martha Australia

  82. Lynwood on March 28, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I will pray Friday at noon.

  83. Wayne Bridegroom on March 28, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    I’ll be praying between noon and 1pm in Modesto, CA

  84. Lynn on March 28, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I will be praying at 3 pm in Kenya.

  85. Shirley Lew on March 28, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    I will be praying between 12-1pm in the city of Rosemead, CA

  86. Karen on March 28, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    I’ll dedicate the 1 – 2 PM time slot, Pacific day light time (Oregon), to prayer.

  87. Sandy on March 28, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    2-3 pm in Orange, CA

  88. Beth on March 28, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I will pray from noon till 1:00 pm in the Pittsburgh area.

  89. Sharon on March 28, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I will pray at noon from Lubbock, Texas.

  90. Missy on March 28, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I will pray 12-1pm at Woodleaf, CA

  91. Dretha on March 28, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I will pray between 2 and 3 p.m. in the Dallas area.

  92. Deb on March 28, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I will be praying in Denver Colorado at 11am

  93. Claudia on March 28, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I will pray 12-1pm from Mt. Airy, MD, USA

  94. Peggy on March 28, 2012 at 11:59 am

    I will be praying between 1-2.

  95. zoila on March 28, 2012 at 11:51 am

    noon.. Manila

  96. Ann on March 28, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Between 2-3pm Eastern Australian time

  97. Guat on March 28, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Praying slot: 12:00 – 1:00 pm in Malaysia

  98. Winnie on March 28, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I will be praying from 1 pm to 2pm

    • SUSAN on March 28, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      I will pray from 2:00 to 3:00pm.

  99. SUE ARWOOD on March 28, 2012 at 5:09 am

    i AM DELIGHTED TO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY BETWEEN 2:00 AND 3:00 IN SACRAMENTO, CA

  100. Lucy on March 28, 2012 at 4:02 am

    I will pray between noon and 1:00pm in Colorado.

  101. Herman on March 28, 2012 at 2:57 am

    I will be praying from 2:00-3:00 Philippine time, here at home. My wife Mercy will join me.

  102. Becky on March 28, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Hi – I will be praying from 2-3 in Greenvile SC

  103. Sue on March 28, 2012 at 2:40 am

    I will be praying from 7:15 to 7:45am and 1:30 -2:00pm

  104. Kaye Hurn on March 28, 2012 at 2:32 am

    I will join in, and pray between 12 noon and 1 pm. Tauranga, New Zealand

  105. Kaye Hurn on March 28, 2012 at 2:28 am

    I shall join and pray between 12 noon and 1 pm, Tauranga, New Zealand

  106. Scott and Penney on March 28, 2012 at 2:25 am

    We will join you at Noon, EST.
    Blessings from Upstate New York,
    The Forbes Family

    • Ruth Barton on April 6, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      So wonderful when families can do this together. Thanks for letting us know!

  107. Marina on March 28, 2012 at 1:26 am

    I will pray from 1-2pm in Ottawa, ON

  108. Debra on March 28, 2012 at 1:25 am

    I will be praying in Dallas, TX from 2:00 to 3:00.

  109. Laverne on March 28, 2012 at 1:12 am

    I will be praying from 12 to 1, CST. in Houston, Texas.

  110. Tamtam on March 28, 2012 at 1:06 am

    I will be praying from noon to one pacific time

  111. Janet on March 28, 2012 at 1:01 am

    I will be praying from 1:30-2:30/3pm

  112. Troy on March 28, 2012 at 12:57 am

    12-1pm – Goshen, IN

  113. E Snyder on March 27, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    I will be praying in NY from 1:00-2:00 PM.

  114. lynda on March 27, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    I will pray between 2:00 and 3:00 Pacific Time.

    • lynda on March 27, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      Lynda again Oops – forgot to say Vancouver, BC Canada

  115. Pamela on March 27, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    I will pray from 12 – 1 in Nova Scotia, Canada

  116. Marilyn on March 27, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I will be praying between 2 and 3 p.m. in California.

  117. Kathy on March 27, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Praying at 1 in Grand Prairie, Texas

  118. Brian on March 27, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I will be praying from 2.00 to 3.00 in Southampton, UK.

  119. Gail on March 27, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I will prary from 6AM – 7AM, PST. Thank you for all you do!

  120. Eileen on March 27, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I will be praying from 2-3pm in Charlotte, NC

  121. Brian Hill on March 27, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    I will be praying from 12 – 1 in Levelland, Texas

  122. Diana Myhre on March 27, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    I will pay 12-1

  123. Debbie Daniels on March 27, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I will be praying from 12-1.

  124. Andrea Argue on March 27, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I will be praying from 12:00-3:00
    in Stittsville, Ontario, Canada.

  125. Matthew J on March 27, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I will be praying from 12-1pm. in Iowa

  126. Jenny Krichton on March 27, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I will be praying from 1-2 p.m. in Bel Air, MD

  127. Dawna on March 27, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    I will be praying from 2-3 in Indiana.
    Thanks for creating the opportunity to participate in this wave of prayers linking together.

  128. Darla Ann on March 27, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    I will be praying from 2-3 pm in Canton, Ohio

  129. Patty Mello on March 27, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    I will be praying form 12-1pm in Norton, MA

  130. Cami Haley on March 27, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    2-3pm in Wisconsin

  131. Larry on March 27, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    I plan on praying from 12-1 in Coral Springs, Florida

  132. Carolyn O'Connor on March 27, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    I will be praying between 2-3pm in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

  133. Vanessa on March 27, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Praying from 1-2pm, San Antonio, TX.

  134. Cindy Willison on March 27, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    I will be praying 12-1 in Lexington, KY

  135. Bobbi on March 27, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I will be praying from 2-3 in Orlando, FL.

  136. Tiina Mitchell on March 27, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    12n-1pm in Arizona

  137. Sherry on March 27, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    I will be praying from 2-3 in Midlothian, IL

  138. Stephen Lane on March 27, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    I will be praying 12 – 1 in Peoria, IL. CST

  139. Sheree on March 27, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    I will pray from 12:00-1:00 in Webster, MA.

  140. Scott on March 27, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    I will be praying from 12pm-1pm

  141. Christine on March 27, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I will be praying between 2pm and 3pm.

  142. Jess on March 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    I will pray from 12-1p PST in Seattle, WA.

  143. Frank on March 27, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    I will pray from 12:00 to 1:00 in Albion, MI

  144. Karen on March 27, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I will pray from 1-2 on Good Friday in Corvallis, Oregon

  145. Sibyl Towner on March 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    I will be praying from 12 to 1

  146. erin bale on March 27, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    from 2-3; in washington state. thanks for a great opportunity to join in.

  147. Allen on March 27, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I will be praying from 12-1

    • Elaine on March 29, 2012 at 2:14 am

      I will be praying from 2-3 from Loveland, Ohio

  148. Michael Raleigh on March 27, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Between 2 & 3 PST

  149. Santha on March 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I eagerly anticipate praying and remembering from 12-1

  150. Dinah on March 27, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I will be praying from noon to 1:00 in Wisconsin.

  151. Pastor David Cumby on March 27, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    From 2-3 p.m. (ADT) from Bridgetown, NS. Waiting my copy of the Guide

    • admin on March 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      Make sure you follow the directions. You need to follow step 2 and we will then send you the guide next wednesday.

  152. Rhesa on March 27, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I will be praying from 2-3pm in Texas.

  153. Shel Dammann on March 27, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I will be praying from 12:00-1:00pm.

  154. Allyson on March 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Between 12 and 1 British Summer Time

  155. Gary on March 27, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    I will be praying from 12 to 1pm in Cadillac, Michigan

  156. Chuck Webber on March 27, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Will be praying between 2 to 3 PM – Chicago

  157. Deb on March 27, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I will pray 2-3 Seattle

  158. Maureen on March 27, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I will be praying from 12 – 1:30 PM in New York

  159. Stephanie on March 27, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    I will be praying 12-1P in Virginia.

  160. ann anderson on March 27, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I will be praying from 12 to 1 pm

  161. Carol on March 27, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    I will try to pray constantly.

  162. Peggy on March 27, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    I will be praying from 1-2 in Denver.

  163. Rick on March 27, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Will be praying 12:00 -1:00pm in Susanville, CA.

  164. Donna Thiessen on March 27, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I will be praying between 1 and 2 p.m. in Vancouver ,British Columbia

  165. Deb on March 27, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I will be praying from 12 – 1 in Plano, Texas.

  166. Susan on March 27, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I will be praying between the hours of 2 and 3 pm in Florida.

  167. Andrea on March 27, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I will be praying from 2-3 in Iowa.

  168. Jean Ehman on March 27, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I will be praying between 1 and 2 p.m. in Lakewood. CO

  169. DAVID on March 27, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    I will be praying from 1p.m. to 2 p.m. on Good Friday

  170. John loppnow on March 27, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Praying between 1-2 in Glndale,CA

  171. Pearl on March 27, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I’ll be praying on April 6th 2:00-3:00

  172. Tammy on March 27, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Praying in Michigan from 12:00 – 1:00

  173. Sheila Myers on March 27, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I will be praying from 1-2 in Colorado.

  174. Rosemary Melnick on March 27, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I will pray from 2 to 3 in South Africa.

  175. Kenneth Milner on March 27, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Praying from 1:00 – 2:00 pm

  176. Bridget on March 27, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    I will be praying the stations of the cross “with” you all from 12-1 pm in Pulaski, NY.

  177. karen on March 27, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I will pray rom 2-3 in California

  178. Veronica Yuen on March 27, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Praying from 12 – 1 pm in Singapore.

  179. Thomas E. Ward on March 27, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I’ll be praying from 2:00 – 3:00 from Delaware.

  180. Cynthia on March 27, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Hi. I’m a day ahead. I’ll be praying 10am Singapore time on Apr. 6. 🙂

    • Ruth Barton on April 6, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      This will be “the cascade of prayer” Phyllis Tickle talks about in her comments on fixed hour prayer.

  181. Debbie on March 27, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I will be praying 2 – 3 PM (1400 – 1500). Thank you.

  182. Gary on March 27, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I will be praying in Germantown, WI from 1-2PM

  183. Don on March 27, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I will be keeping vigil by praying between 2 and 3 in Vancouver, BC.

  184. Art on March 27, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I will be praying between 12 and 1.

  185. Victoria on March 27, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    I will be praying from 12-1pm in Massachusetts.

  186. Tricia on March 27, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    I will be praying from 12:00 to 1:00 Eastern Time. Michigan.

  187. Chitvillegas on March 27, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I will be praying April 4 2:00 to 3:00pm

  188. Chris on March 27, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I will be praying from 12-1 in California

  189. Glen Grunau on March 27, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I will be praying between 1:00 and 2:00 in Quesnel, BC Canada. Thank you for this encouragement to keep vigil with others with our Saviour Jesus Christ!

    • Ruth Barton on April 6, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      You’re wecome!

  190. Jarrod on March 27, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Praying from 2-3 in Montana

  191. Steve Wyatt on March 27, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    I will be praying from Noon to 1pm from Knoxville, Tennessee.

  192. Randy Rowlan on March 27, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    I will be praying from 1-2 following a community lunch and devotion at noon in Siloam Springs, AR chapel of FUMC.

  193. Elena on March 27, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Joining you in prayer from 2-3pm in Oklahoma City~

  194. Henny on March 27, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    I will be praying from noon to one in Chicago. I would gratefully recieve a prayer guide.
    Thanks.

  195. Brandy on March 27, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I will be praying from 12-1 in Hinsdale, IL.

  196. Ellen on March 27, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    joining you in Christ, 2-3 pm in DePere, Wisconsin

  197. Donna on March 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I will be praying in Albuquerque, N M from 1:00 – 2:00 pm.

  198. Don on March 27, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I will be praying from 1pm to 2pm on Friday in Lancaster, PA

  199. Judith Tod on March 27, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I am privileged to pray here on the east coast of Canada from 1:00-2:00.

  200. Patty E on March 27, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I will be praying from 1:00-2:00 in California

  201. Liz on March 27, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    12-1 in Tampa, FL

  202. Christopher on March 27, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I will be praying between 12 to 1pm in Dallas, TX

  203. Sally on March 27, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I will be in prayer from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in Lafayette, IN

  204. Ruth on March 27, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I will be praying from 1 to 2pm in Dane, WI.

  205. Lisa on March 27, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    I will pray from 12-1 in Murfreesboro TN.

  206. Annette on March 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    noon in Chattanooga, TN.

  207. Joann Blewett on March 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I’ll be praying from 1 to 2 pm in Bel Air, Maryland.

  208. Leslie on March 27, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I will pray from noon to 1:00 p.m., from Ephrata, PA.

  209. Sharon on March 27, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Will be praying in Algonquin, IL from 12-1

  210. Cathy on March 27, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Praying between 12-1, Ontario, Canada

  211. Dean Nelson on March 27, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    10 to 11am

  212. Patti on March 27, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I will pray from 12 to 1pm from Cambridge, Massachusetts

  213. Trina on March 27, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I will be praying from 1-2 in Georgia.

  214. jim on March 27, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Will be praying from 12-1 pm EST in Roanoke, Va

    • Ruth Barton on April 6, 2012 at 7:45 pm

      Wonderful! Wish I could pray with ya’ll.

  215. Ed on March 27, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I’ll pray from 12-1 in Monument, CO

  216. Sherri Harder on March 27, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    I will be praying between 12 and 1pm in the state of IA CST

  217. Diane Trail on March 27, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I will pray between 7 and 8 a.m. Atlantic Daylight Time in New Brunswick, Canada.

    • Judith Tod on March 27, 2012 at 1:41 pm

      Nice to see another Maritimer

  218. Diana on March 27, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I will be praying from 2-3 in Indianapolis, IN

  219. Margaret Rhine on March 27, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I will be praying from noon – 1 PM in Illinois

  220. Patricia on March 27, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    I will pray from noon to one in Pittsburgh, PA

  221. Wai-Ling Ng on March 27, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Malaysia. 2 – 3 pm.

  222. George on March 27, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    I will pray at 6 AM EST

  223. Marlaena Cochran on March 27, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I will be praying from 2-3 in Pittsburgh, PA

  224. Rosanne on March 27, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    I will be praying at 3pm from Terre Haute, Indiana

  225. Bonnie on March 27, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    I will pray from noon- 1 pm in Charlotte, NC

  226. Braam on March 27, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    12-1 pm Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

  227. Farah on March 27, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I will pray from 2:00 to 3:00 on Good Friday,thank you for the invitation it is my joy to participate.

  228. Vicki on March 27, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I will pray 4:00-5:00 (sorry, it’s after your requested time slots but am obligated elsewhere until then.

    • Ruth Barton on April 6, 2012 at 7:44 pm

      No problem! Just glad to know you’re praying…

  229. Kitt Molina on March 27, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    i will be praying from 1-2pm. Blessings from the Philippines.

  230. Cindy on March 27, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    I will be praying from 12 – 1 in Indianapolis, Indiana

  231. Christine J. on March 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    12:00- 1:00

  232. Doug on March 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    1-2p on Good Friday

  233. Lori on March 27, 2012 at 11:59 am

    1:00 – 2:00 from Tampa, FL

  234. Rica on March 27, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I am from Quezon City, Philippines. I will be praying between 1-2pm Philippine Time.

  235. mark on March 27, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Noon to one

  236. Marie Whitehead on March 27, 2012 at 11:52 am

    2-3 PM

  237. Angela on March 27, 2012 at 11:48 am

    12 – 1pm Venezuela

  238. Eric on March 27, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Praying from 12:00-1:00 in Knoxville, TN

  239. Brenda on March 27, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I will be praying from 7pm-8pm in Puerto Rico.

  240. Sharon on March 27, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I will pray from 2-3pm in Chicago, IL

  241. Judie on March 27, 2012 at 11:30 am

    I will be praying from 12-3 from Iowa. Thank you for sending the prayer guides.

  242. Nancy Webb on March 27, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I will pray from 2-3 pm, Mississauga ON

  243. Bernie on March 27, 2012 at 11:26 am

    2 – 3 in Brisbane Australia

  244. nancy on March 27, 2012 at 11:13 am

    I will pray from 1 – 2 in Thailand

  245. Bill on March 27, 2012 at 11:12 am

    I will be praying from 12-1 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  246. Eileen on March 27, 2012 at 11:04 am

    1-2 pm I will be in Good Friday Service

  247. Rick on March 27, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Between 12:00 and 1:00

    • Rick on March 27, 2012 at 10:54 am

      Maine!

  248. Roger on March 27, 2012 at 10:51 am

    12-1 pm from Alabama.

  249. Laura Vaughan on March 27, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I will be praying between 1-2.

  250. Carletta Allen on March 27, 2012 at 10:42 am

    1-2, Maryland

  251. Dave Faulkner on March 27, 2012 at 10:35 am

    2-3 pm British Summer Time.

  252. Marcy Hardy on March 27, 2012 at 10:33 am

    I will pray 12:00-1:00

    • Marcy Hardy on March 27, 2012 at 10:34 am

      Georgia

  253. Kathleen on March 27, 2012 at 10:21 am

    12:00 to 1:00 EST

  254. Kit on March 27, 2012 at 10:11 am

    12nn-1pm Malaysia

  255. Clauda on March 27, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Will be praying during 1-2 PM in San Marcos, CA

  256. Rachel on March 27, 2012 at 6:12 am

    1-2pm in California

  257. Nancy on March 27, 2012 at 1:51 am

    1-2 pm in the air traveling between Florida and Boston

  258. Catherine on March 27, 2012 at 12:32 am

    I will pray from 1-2pm in Cleveland, Ohio

  259. Chris on March 26, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Praying from 2:00-3:00. Blessings to you. Illinois

  260. David on March 26, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I will pray at noon

  261. Donna on March 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I will pray from 1-2 California

  262. Susan Dick on March 26, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    I will be praying between 1:00 – 2:00 in Abbotsford, British Columbia

  263. Cherie on March 26, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    1-2p Richmond Va

  264. Nancy Fox on March 26, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    12-1 Chevy Chase MD

  265. Katie on March 26, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I will be praying from 7:30-8:30 am

  266. Ben on March 26, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Praying from 12pm-1pm in Tennessee. Peace be with you!

  267. Karen Muntzing on March 26, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I will pray with you from 12-1 on Good Friday. Thank you for the invitation. I will be in Hilliard Ohio.

  268. Sherri on March 25, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I will be praying from 12 to 3 in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Bless you all.

  269. Catharine Coon on March 23, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I will be praying in Uganda from 1 – 2pm.

  270. Susan on March 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I will be praying in France. Blessings to all!

  271. Thelma on March 21, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I will be praying in Barbados between 12-1 with members of the community, a useful idea to encourage others to remember Christ’s sacrifice and his resurrection – Thank you

  272. Dennis King on March 21, 2012 at 1:54 am

    I will be praying between 12 and 1 p.m. in upstate New York.

  273. Kathleen Acker on March 20, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    12-1 in Rancho Cucamonga, California

  274. Cathy on March 20, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    1-2 p.m. in Jackson, Mississippi

  275. Greg Krafft on March 19, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I will be praying from 2-3 in Auburn Indiana. This is a great idea, good way to bring believers together for a common purpose.

  276. Daniel Harris on March 16, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    12-1 in West Texas

  277. Sandi Grecu on March 16, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    I’ll be praying from 2 -3.

  278. Alida on March 16, 2012 at 2:23 am

    I shall be praying from 1-2 in Kelowna, BC, Canada

  279. Gary on March 16, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Noon. Tampa, FL

  280. becky on March 15, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    I will be praying from 1-2pm in Ohio.

  281. Cathy on March 15, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Joining in prayer between 12 – 1 PM

  282. Sara Galindo on March 14, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Will join in prayer from 12-1 pm

  283. Karen Juul-Nielsen on March 14, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I will be praying from noon to 3 pm. Thank you for hostin this site. Blessings!

  284. Kathy on March 13, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Between 1 and 2 central time – Gibson City, IL

  285. Kim Nielsen on March 13, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Between 12-1:00

  286. Lois on March 13, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Between 2 and 3 p.m. in California.

    • Jerry Hogshead on March 27, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      Will be praying between 2 and 3. Thank you for your helpful resources and passion to see God’s transforming power realized in his people.

  287. Kelly Murphy on March 13, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    I will be praying with my husband from 12-1 from Crystal Lake, IL.:)

  288. admin on March 13, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Please remember to follow step 2. You will NOT receive the 5-page prayer guide pdf via email if you ONLY leave a comment on the blog. You must click on the link in step 2 to receive prayer guide.

    • susann on March 27, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      I will be praying from 2:00 -3:00 in MN
      Thanks for the prayer guide

  289. Kathy Fesmire on March 8, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    I will be praying between 1:00 and 2:00 in the state of Virginia. Would love to receive the prayer guides. Thanks!

    • Ron Dotson on March 27, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      I will be praying between 12 and 1 p.m.

    • Denise on March 27, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      I will be praying from 12:00-1:00 in Dallas,Texas.

    • Vicki on March 27, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      I will be praying between 12n and 1pm.

      • Bev on March 29, 2012 at 5:04 am

        I will be praying between 12 & 1 in Southern California



    • Mary on March 27, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      I will be praying between 12:00 and 1:00 PM
      Mary
      Townsend MA

    • Robyn on March 27, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      I will be praying from 9:00AM-10::00AM in Arizona

    • David on March 27, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      what a joy to partner w/the body of Christ April 4th, thank you.

    • Karen May on March 28, 2012 at 2:18 am

      Thank you for the invitation. I will be praying between 2 and 3pm on Texada Island, British Columbia.

    • maxine on March 28, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      I will be praying from 2-3pm in West Kelowna, Canada

    • Ernestine on March 28, 2012 at 6:55 pm

      I will be praying between 2 and 3:00 p.m.

    • Dee Matheson on March 28, 2012 at 7:31 pm

      I’ll pray from noon to 3 pm in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

    • Terry on March 28, 2012 at 8:42 pm

      I will be praying between 12:00-1:00

    • Linda on March 29, 2012 at 9:29 pm

      I will pray 12 -1pm Florida time

    • marilyn on March 31, 2012 at 7:46 pm

      I will be praying from 12-1 in Minnesota

    • Marilyn Henne on March 31, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      Can’t pray during the stipulated hours because will be at a 3 hour Good Friday service at a local church. Will pray in the morning, 9-10am

    • Cate on April 1, 2012 at 9:19 am

      Praying from 2-3. What a privilege that we may approach the throne of God in confidence! All praise be to the Lord God Almighty!

    • Diane on April 2, 2012 at 3:19 am

      I will be praying between 2 and 3 p.m. in Seattle.

      Diane

    • Becky on April 3, 2012 at 12:38 pm

      I will be praying between noon and 1:00 p.m. in Michigan.

    • renee on April 3, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      In prayer with you between 2 and 3. Thanks in advance for the prayer guide.

    • Sandra on April 3, 2012 at 5:44 pm

      I will pray between 1-2 in Oklahoma.

    • Theresa on April 4, 2012 at 2:41 am

      I’ll be praying between 12 and 1 PM.

      • Antoinette on April 4, 2012 at 7:48 pm

        I will be praying between 2 and 3 p.m. EST in Cleveland, OH



    • Karissa Greer on April 4, 2012 at 7:15 pm

      I will be praying from 12-1pm in Southern California.

      • Pat on April 4, 2012 at 9:24 pm

        I will be praying between 1 and 2pm in Northern California.



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