Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
April 28th - Pray more
Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes.
One way I try to honor people is to keep them in my prayers. Today I’m putting a new spin on the old adage that says keep your friends close and your not so friendly acquaintances closer. To choose to hold in prayer those we might not have considered keeping in thought and mind.
As we pray for and with others, we are reminded that we are all part of God’s family. Praying is an honor and a joy, and a step toward peace as we bless all those for whom we pray.
We need to remember that it is only love that can overcome hatred, evil and even death.
Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
Praying for your enemy is not optional. It’s one of the commands we find in scripture. We pray for our enemies to allow the Lord to heal what is broken.
Going the extra mile to pray for our enemies may seem like a tall order and it is. But God never asks us to do anything without supplying the strength to do it. If praying for those who persecute you seems too hard, just remember Jesus’ words in Matthew 19:26: With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
If you pray for another, you will be helped yourself.