but I have prayed for you..… Luke 22:32
These word were spoken by Jesus to Peter, knowing that Peter would be tempted to not only deny Jesus, but to also stop serving Him.  We all know that although he did deny Him, he eventually returned to be a faithful follower of Jesus and one of the leaders of the early church.  How much of Peter’s restoration was because Jesus had prayed for him?  If Jesus prayed for His friends, how much more should we pray for our family and friends, knowing the temptations they face.
Pastor Ray Pile