Jacob’s life of struggle and his encounter with God at Peniel is the subject for learning about prayer from Genesis 32:22-31. Rosie begins by telling Jacob’s story from birth up until the time of the night wrestling with God. Peter focuses on the answering prayer of God and Jacob being alone and without possession son the north side of the Jabbok.
“Jacob’s anxious wondering what the next day would bring, is crowned by deliverance, from the man he had been, to the man he would now become – Israel, the one for whom God, the Sovereign Lord, will strive. This is God’s answer to Jacob’s prayer.“