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Peter said "Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief." It is the most natural and most human and most agonizing prayer in the gospels, and I think it is the foundation prayer of faith.

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Source Notes: Letter to Alfred Corn, 30 May 1962, in Letters of a Nation: A Collection of Extraordinary American Letters, ed. Andrew Carroll (1997). O'Connor responds to Corn, a college freshman, who had heard the author speak at the University of Atlanta and wrote to tell her about his crisis of faith.

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