Goes Away to Pray

Matthew (P) Mark (P)

42He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. 43And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy. Matthew 26:42-43 KJV

42He went away a second time and prayed, "My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done."

43When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. Matthew 26:42-43 NIV

39Once more he went away and prayed the same thing. 40When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. They did not know what to say to him. Mark 14:39-40 NIV

39And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words. 40And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither wist they what to answer him. Mark 14:39-40 KJV

Day/Year Passion Replay

The passage indicates that Jesus found the disciples "sleeping." The immediate, and well timed to this hour, consequence of the Fort Hood shooting was that the shooter had been under observation even by the FBI. But nobody had taken action. The country's major law enforcement agency was basically "asleep" just like this passage indicates.