"But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers " Luke 22:23
Jesus, during the last supper while talking with the 12, specifically told Simon Peter that he would deny Jesus 3 times, but reassured him that he had been praying for his faith to bring him trough the troubles. While Simon Peter did deny Jesus and failed that important test, his faith did not fail. His faith was not in works, or in himself, it was in Jesus and he went on to lead the first century church - even after his failure during Christs trial. Jesus found that his prayer was answered . Peters Faith did not fail.
This was in my morning reading today, and it continues to reassure me that when my mind and heart have issues dealing with an overwhelming sadness and questions - that I have a foundation of faith. Even when I do not feel strong, I pray that my faith will stay strong and my foundation will remain solid.
This is a prayer that I choose to lift up to Our Father, for all Prayer Warriors, that your faith will remain strong and will not fail.
GRACE AND PEACE!