Jesus looks ahead to the imminent failure of the disciples - they will abandon him. peter will do worse. After abandoning Jesus along with the rest, he'll deny him - not once, but three times.
So, looking ahead to this, what does Jesus say to Peter? He says that he has prayed for him - that Peter may not ultimately fail as a disciple.
Imagine that. Jesus prayed for Peter, was on Peter's side. Imagine. Jesus praying for you. Jesus is on your side.
No need to "imagine" it. In John's account of the Last Supper, Jesus say, "I pray not only for them but also for those who will believe in me through their word."
Do you ever really think of Jesus praying for you, not only back then, but now?
If Jesus were to pray for you right now, what would he especially pray for?
- Little Black Book, Diocese of Saginaw