“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” Matthew 5:43-45
“But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you” Luke 6: 27-28
“But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:20-21
Help me love everyone in my sphere of influence including all my neighbors and those who dislike me. Remind me to pray and bless them every time. Allow me to extend grace for they do not know how they are acting. I want to be compassionate and kind. Give me the courage to help them as often as needed and be more like Christ so they may accept Jesus in their hearts one day.
In Jesus’ name, I courageously pray.