I have prayed for you

Re: Verse reading–Luke 22:31-34, 54-62 (day one)

“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail.”–v 31-32

“Therefore He is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”–Hebrews 7:25.

Great encouragement.  For Peter.  For us.  The Lord is praying for us.

Much needed help.  He knows better than we do the path ahead, the dangers lurking, the unresolved love of self that still lingers near the center of our hearts.  He knows the purification that can only come through suffering.

When He prays, it is with perfect mercy and insight.  And when we fall (as He knows we will) the prayed-for resources for our recovery stand nearby and ready.

The Lord has a vision for a better me, a better you, a better world.  He is praying us forward toward it!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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