I have Prayed for Thee

Mark Finger

And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death. And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.

–Luke 22:34

There are times when we will fail Christ, as unprofitable servants wholly incapable of obedience–for if Peter, an apostle of the faith handpicked by God, could deny that he was a follower of Christ–what reason do we have to believe that we can honor our own commitment to God?

Yet, we know that Peter was martyred for Christ, as we have the Lord’s testimony concerning these things:

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou…

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