Read this verse twice slowly, focusing on important words and ideas.
Matthew 14:30-31 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
Below are four ways you can pray through Matthew 14:30-31 personally or with your family.
Confession: Like a person drowning at sea, I often feel like I’m drowning in sin. I confess, I am much like Peter—quick to look away from Jesus and slow to look away from fear.
Adoration: You alone can save! You alone are Savior! On the cross, You weathered the ultimate storm for me. Despite the winds and waves of cosmic wrath caused by my sin, You never took Your eyes off the Father’s plan. Three days later, You arose! With hands reaching out for me. Able and ready to save.
Thanksgiving: Thank you that You’re always there—reaching out to me in times of need. Thank You for saving me from sin’s penalty. Thank You that You are saving me from sin’s power. Thank You that You will save me from sin’s presence.
Supplication: Right now, there are smaller storms of struggle that I am facing, than what You faced. The one that is fresh on my mind is ____________. Confident that You care, I cry out to You as Peter did: “Lord, save me.” Save me from fear and help me to face this storm with faith.