“I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers” (Luke 22:32).
These words were spoken by Jesus to Simon, also known as Peter. What a great answer to prayer there was on the Day of Pentecost –
“When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.” 40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.” (Acts 2:37-41).
Jesus prayed for Peter. His prayer was answered. Jesus prays for us – and his prayer will be answered: “he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them” (Hebrews 7:25)..