“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” Luke 6: 27-28 NIV
Dear Heavenly Father,
Lord, please help us to love our enemies who come against our beliefs and convictions. We pray for their hearts and the removal of the evil, bitterness, and hate we are seeing displayed on the media and in our towns and cities. We pray for our enemies to know you and your love, grace, and mercy. Help us to love others, especially the ones that come against us, as you love them. Peel back the layers of bitterness and resentment in their hearts to see the spiritual truth they are rejecting so boldly.
As we pray for our leaders, we ask that you remind them too to love their enemies and to do good to them in the face of evil. Help our leaders understand the world is watching their actions and love will always prevail and win here on earth and in heaven. Protect our leaders from the enemy who is lurking at every corner to devour them and take them down. Keep our leaders strong and steadfast in your wisdom to glorify your kingdom and Christ.
We ask and pray all these things in the Holy name of Jesus!
Amen and Amen