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

How many of us sincerely love and pray for our enemies? It’s something that’s rarely mentioned. We’ll speak about prosperity, healing, and being a blessing, but we rarely mention praying for those who persecute us. The rarity of this topic is because it goes against the world’s wisdom, our logic, and everything within our flesh.

Prayer for our enemies should be out of sincerity. Although it’s technically considered a prayer, we should go beyond the “bless them Lord” prayer. The love of God within us should inspire us to pray for our enemy’s family, health, prosperity, peace, etc. Essentially, the same way we would pray for ourselves is the same way we should pray for our enemies.

Increase the love in the world and within ourselves by praying for our enemies. And for those who need motivation, think of this: If God blessed Job with double after he prayed for his friends (Job 42:10), how much more would God bless us if we prayed for our enemies? There is a blessing on the other side of prayer.