“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” -Matthew 5:44 KJV
Blessing those who curse you is not a natural thing for us. Love is an action word. Therefore, in order for us to love our enemies we have to back it up with action. It is not enough to say “Yes, I love so and so” we have to back up our action by being kind, patient, gentle and blessing our enemies with our words.
Let’s pray this prayer for our enemies so that we can release the blessings of God upon our lives:
Father God, Your word says bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Lord because you have commanded me to act in this manner when I am being persecuted, I offer to you (name of person) to be blessed in Your name Lord.
I pray that you would bless and establish the work of their hands for your glory and honor. I pray that you would keep them in good health to do your work and to be used according to your purpose. I choose this day not to repay anyone evil for evil and as far as it depends on me to live at peace with everyone.
Missionaries of Prayer, www.missionariesofprayer.org
- Pray the above prayer for as many people as you need to.
- Spend time in prayer and meditation developing a heart of forgiveness towards the people who may have hurt you.