“You will all fall away,” Jesus told them, “for it is written: “‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’ But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.” Peter declared, “Even if all fall away, I will not.” “I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “today–yes, tonight–before the rooster crows twice, you yourself will disown me three times.” (Mark 14:27-30 NIV)
Prayer: LORD, help me to be mindful that when I fail You, You are willing–as You did for Peter–to forgive me and restore our relationship. This is love I can hardly comprehend! I want to extend the same unconditional love and forgiveness to those who hurt me. I can only do this through You as You give me strength. Help me freely give to others what I have freely received from You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.