40 Ways to Pray – those against you

Day 33 – Pray for those who are against you

Ouch – now this one is tough.

Matthew 5:44 says – But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you

Romans 12:14 – Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

Such a tall order from Jesus, but He did it.  It is so hard to pray for somebody who you know is against you.  But that is what He told us to do.

I can think of three ways to pray for those who are against me:

  1. Pray that God will forgive them and show you where you need to forgive them.
  2. Ask God to give you grace as you extend grace to them where differences cannot be settled.
  3. Pray that God’s love will be revealed to them in such as way that their eyes would be opened.

My Prayer for Today

Lord please help me forgive those who go against me in speech and deed.  Help me understand their point of view and give grace.  In the name of Jesus I pray.


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