Prayer. It isn’t just about coming to God with our requests. It’s lifting others up, speaking God’s Word over our situations, a̲̲n̲d̲ praying for our enemies. Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:43-48, “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in Heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
Are we praying for our enemies? What about the people we are struggling with? Are we praying for that employee that we continue to butt heads with? We need to forgive and pray for them, and we need to keep working at it until we’re perfect. Understanding that will probably be someday when we’re in Heaven. But in the meantime, this is our commission; to not only read His words but believe and carry them out. Today, let’s start praying for our enemies.