Thursday, February 23, 2017

BE PRAYERFUL

But I tell you who hear me; love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. - Luke 6:27-28

Dear good and lovely friends, don't use your words to curse your enemies. instead, go to God in prayer petitioning for deliverance.

Go to God for guidance about what should be done. Trust God and pray that His justice prevails. Prayer is a such a powerful way to express love for your enemy. As Jesus suffered on the cross He prayed, "Father forgive them for they know not what they do." (Luke 23:34).

 What an amazing and powerful display of love for Him to pray for people who had just physically assaulted Him and spit in His face! Hebrews 12:1 tells us that Jesus endured the shame of the cross because of the joy that awaited Him. No matter what your enemy has done, always remember that loving them ultimately brings you a joyous reward from the Father.

 SAMPLE PRAYER: Father I thank you for being a God of justice and peace. Lord I have been wronged and I don't know how to handle the situation. Please guide me and help me to walk in forgiveness toward them. Heal the resentment and anger in my heart. In Jesus name. Amen Remember, resist the natural urge to gossip and speak negative words of anger about your enemy. Instead choose to speak to God in Prayer.

  A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends. - Baltasar Gracian

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