Jesus, You have shown us the greatest example of loyalty when Peter denied You at the critical hour prior to Your crucifixion. It is so encouraging to know that Peter was forgiven, reinstated, and empowered to be a great messenger of the Gospel. As we follow Your example we will be forgiving, loyal, and dependable. We’ll also recognize that there are times when our friends will fail us. When they do, remind us that we have disappointed our friends at times as well. Help us to be loyal yokefellows lending companionship, support, strength, and direction to our brother or sister in Christ. It is in Your name that we pray. Amen.