Todays Focus: Give up hatred----return good for evil.
But I tell you who hear me; Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.
One time in my long ago past, we had some terrible neighbors…we prayed for them every night. Actually we prayed that they would move away.
That is a bad example of what could be a good one. Praying for our enemies is a good thing to do. We can pray that they have a change of heart. We can pray that whatever had made them an enemy changes.
Praying for our enemies is just like praying for anyone else. We should pray for their change of heart and that they will be open to God’s grace. Short and sweet.
When praying for our enemy, we begin to take an interest in their spiritual well being. We begin to see our enemy as a fragile human being, created in the image and likeness of God who has faults just like we all do. They are our brothers and sisters and deserve our love and forgiveness, just as God loves and forgives us.
Life is fragile, handle with prayer.