I have heard and seen people who hold onto bitterness and refuse to listen to scripture and pray for their enemies.
It could be someone they know personally, it could be a type of person or just an entire group.
Sometimes a person views someone as their enemy because of race, religion, denominational differences, politics, etc.
They say the person or group has hurt them or that they’re enemies of God, I have even heard a person say I only pray for those who the Holy Spirit guides me to pray for.
These are all not Biblical arguments.
The Bible is clear on this matter…
Matthew 5:44 (ESV),
“44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,”
None of us are worthy of God’s grace so your enemy and yourself are on the same page.
In the Bible, throughout history and today people have prayed for their enemies and those who persecute them. We must do the same.
I understand it is hard, so ask God to soften your heart, to help shed your pride and humbly reach out to Him.
Pray even if you’re angry, sad, bitter.
Just pray and the Holy Spirit will work in you.
Have a Blessed and Prayerful Week,
Prayers For Those Who Persecute You:
Scripture Reading Plan:
Monday – 1 Samuel 17:1-23, 32-49
Tuesday – Psalm 9:9-20
Wednesday – 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Thursday – Mark 4:25-41