Have you thought about Jesus praying for you? In Luke 22:31-32 Jesus prayed that Peter’s faith would not fail after He told Peter that satan desired to sift him like wheat. Jesus is our intercessor. If He prayed for Peter before He went to the cross and the Father sent the Holy Spirit, can you imagine now how He is interceding for us sitting at the right hand of Father God?
Knowing that Jesus prays for you should encourage you. But notice what His prayer was for Peter. It was that Peter’s faith not fail during the sifting by the enemy. There are going to be trials and tribulations that you face as a believer and what should keep you during those times is your faith in God . . . your faith that He is who He said He is and that He has already delivered you even when you can’t physically see the answer. That gets back to what we were talking about if the first few lessons of faith that we brought to the radio broadcast. Faith is substance and evidence of what you don’t have in the natural but you have God’s Word on. God said it and you believe it even if you don’t see it manifested yet.
Let’s examine this a little closer. For Jesus to pray that Peter’s faith not fail means that Peter had to have faith and that Jesus had to recognize that Peter had faith. You get faith from the Word of God, by hearing it . . . and I suggest that you hear your own mouth say it. The amount of faith that you have is directly proportional to the amount of Word that you have. The amount of Word that you have is directly proportional to the amount of time you spend in the scriptures. If you don’t want failing faith strengthen yourself and build your faith in the Word of God.