One of the Shortest Prayers

“But when he saw the strong wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ Immediately Jesus reached out His hand and caught him, and said to him, ‘O you of little faith, why did you doubt?’”

— Matthew 14:30-31

One of the shortest prayers in the Bible gets right to the point. It was said by Peter when he began to sink after briefly walking on water. When he looked away from Jesus and at the sea, then he sank and cried out, “Lord, save me!”

Is your life filled with troubles? Christ can help you. Some of you may not even know Him. If so, there will come a day when you will find yourself sinking into a different kind of sea—a sea of fire from which there is no help. Right now you are sinking in your sins. Peter prayed his shortest prayer, “Lord, save me,” and instantly Christ stretched out His hand and saved him. If you have never experienced His salvation, if you will merely pray from your heart that prayer, “Lord, save me,” you will find that Christ has stretched out His hands for you and will instantly save you. Whatever your sin may be, Christ can wash it all away.

If you do know Him, I hope you will learn that lesson. Whatever troubles you may face now or yet in the future, the great lesson is: Trust Christ, and He will teach you to walk on the waves of the storms of life.

Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, thank You that You can save us when we are drowning. Give me strength for today to keep my eyes focused on You and not the problems of life pressing in around me…