Almighty Father, I thank You earnestly for Your great love and the blessings of family and friends. I pray that we remain a happy, peaceful, and united family, in deep love and understanding for one another. Cover us and keep us safe from our enemies and those that conspire against us.
Luke 6:32 “But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?”
Romans 12:20 “On the contrary: If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
Loving the ones who have hurt You
I come to You in prayer, asking You to teach me. Guide my heart to love my enemies, even the ones who have hurt and harmed me. Though my wounds could be deep, help me forgive.
May I remember the many times I have sinned against others and how I would seek forgiveness. Because You have always graciously forgiven me.
Matthew 5:44 “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.”
Luke 6:35 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.
Remove all Hatred and Bitterness
I pray to forgive those who have terribly hurt me in the past. May I readily accept their apology and be one who practices Your agape love to everyone.
Proverbs 25:21-22 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink, You will heap burning coals of shame on their heads, and the LORD will reward you.
Deuteronomy 20:1 When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you.
Praying For Those Who Persecute You
Lord Jesus, the first words You spoke as You laid upon the cross was “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do” (Luke 23:34).
May I love without expectations, reservations, and limitations. I pray as I call upon Lord Jesus to abide in me and cast out all revenge and contempt against those who have hurt me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen!
Matthew 7:12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.