In Matthew 26:40-46, Jesus prays 3 times, “Father let this cup pass from me.” 3 times God says no.
Neither our prayers nor our faith are weak merely because God says “no” to our requests. We are called to pray like Jesus but typically wind up praying like Peter.
3 times Jesus returns to the inner 3 friends; 3 times he finds them sleeping. He singles out Peter because he had just boasted he would die for him. And in just a few minutes he will draw his sword.
Conclusion: Peter is willing to fight with a physical sword for Jesus but too sleepy to fight with spiritual weapons. Are we?