God tells us to specifically pray for our enemies, we all have enemies, knowingly and unknowingly. How you handle them, shows your spiritual growth. When you pray for your enemies it draws God in by Faith.
I just want the adversary to know, I love my enemies.
In the beginning, trying to pray for my enemies was awful, I did not want to pray for them, they had hurt me badly, trying to destroy me, with words, actions, attacks and it took alot of work in me, through the love of Christ, before I was able to pray my first prayer for an enemy. Then through the guidance and love of the Holy Spirit, God showed me how to look past the actions of my enemies, and to look at their heart, seeing they are really just in pain, bruised from life , needing the Love of Jesus!
Jesus worked a miracle in my life by getting me to pray for my enemies, teaching me how to love them.
In my own personal situation, distancing myself from those who hurt me and going silent, gave me quiet time that was needed for God time, reflection and healing. Sometimes, you have to remove yourself from the person, in order to heal yourself, then you can begin to pray for that individual. God does something remarkable, he brings peace, love, forgiveness and restoration to both parties. God is always on time. So today, stop and pray for those who come against you, as if they were your most cherished love one, and watch a miracle unfold. Love you all!
My enemies are hurt people, who are broken, who heart people , who are just as overwelmed by life events , just like me.
Hurt people hurt people.
It is written “It is a good thing to give thinks unto the Lord , and to sing praises unto thy name, Oh most high:
Lord today I pray MERCY for us all, that you “to show forth your loving kindness in the morning and thy faithfulness every night.”
Let our prayers become “upon an instruments of ten strings, and upon psaltery, upon the harp with a solemn sound.” Our prayers would be beautiful music to your ears!
“For thou Lord, hast made me glad through thy works; I will triumph in the works of thy hands.” You are the master potter and we rejoice.
“Oh Lord, how great are thy works!and thy thoughts are very deep.” I can only imagine your thoughts are as deep as the ocean and as far as the constellations of the heavens. Even the stars were an afterthought of extreme beauty.
I pray all enemies would come to know you as their Lord and Savior, that they would repent and seek a relationship with you, and experience the miracle of Grace.
May our enemies be blessed coming in and going out, may all their needs be meet on this day, may they have food , shelter, clothing and a place to lay their head and be safe.
May our enemies be in excellent health , strong, hard-workers, may all their families prosper and know God.
May all plans, schemes, strategics of the enemy , generational curses, evil curses, lies of the enemy be broken, cancelled, voided and rebuked through the wonder working power of the blood of Jesus.
Lord I understand, people aren’t our enemy! Our enemy is Satan and the attack is spiritual in source and nature. That people are used as pawns in his attacks against each of us. These children of God who are saved and unsaved need prayer and protection. The enemy is Satan not people.
The cause is a spiritual agenda that wants to stop you from doing the things you are doing that is infringing on the kingdom of darkness.
Equip us Oh Lord through Prayer, Fasting and reading of the word of God. Let go and let God battle for us and raise a standard when the real enemy comes in like a flood.
Lord may we draw on your strength, when the battle gets hard, may the Holy Spirit lift and carry us, lest we dash our foot on a stone and when Satan comes like a roaring lion to devour, may we open our mouths and let the ROAR of God and his words be heard, unleashed, as our redeemer draws near! For God is for us, and will never forsake us! May God be our Strength always! For God is Victorious! The battle belongs to the Lord!
Luke 6:27-36 New International Version (NIV)
Love for Enemies
27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.
32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.