Pray for Your Enemies

Proverbs 24:17-18 NLT, “17 Don’t rejoice when your enemies fall; don’t be happy when they stumble. 18 For the Lord will be displeased with you and will turn his anger away from them.”

One of the best things we can do for an enemy is to pray for them. Rejoicing when we see others fall is not pleasing to the Lord. The love we show to our enemies can make a difference in their lives. When it’s not easy to be kind to difficult people, we can ask God to help us and give us wisdom about how to approach the situation.

Photo by: Diego Madrigal of Costa Rica 🇨🇷

Through our prayers, we can have hope and know that God will intervene in the best way, at the best time. When we’re tempted to rejoice because an enemy has “gotten what they deserve”, instead we can be thankful that God’s will has been done, and pray for His continued work in the person’s life.

Matthew 5:44 NLT, “But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!”

37 thoughts on “Pray for Your Enemies

  1. Difficult….difficult….so difficult…very difficult…..😅🤭🤣🙃😂😅
    Especially if it is a continuous ongoing process that has been so repetitive…..
    But yes I know you’re right….like Barbara says…..EGR….extra grace required😂🤣😛🙈🤪

    Thanks for sharing Dawn 🎀💝🎀💝🎀💝

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  2. This is a perfect post especially with everything happening right now with the United States’ ongoing election. I like how you pointed everything back to God. This was a refreshing read. Thank you for sharing your heart.

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