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Many times we’ll read or hear a preacher say pray for your enemies. But, what are we praying for?

Our enemies may have hurt us but, have we considered why they even attacked us in the first place? Could it be they are hurting themselves? The same people we call our enemies could have been neglected or molested as children. They could have been abused physically or verbally by someone else. They could have been treated unfairly. With all of this negativity in their lives, they may not know how to love or forgive. All they may know is how to is ‘protect’ themselves and attack anyone who may be a threat to their happiness, peace, or satisfaction. Those type of people need prayer and forgiveness.

We are to pray that the blood of Jesus removes the pain of their pasts so that our enemies can soon become our bothers and sisters in Christ. Be the man or woman God has called you to be and pray for your enemies.

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

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April 2013
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