Biblical LifeHacks series
Ways To Pray For Our Enemies
Prayer – The discomfort of the prophet Jonah typifies how the average person who feels like vengeance is theirs instead of the Lords. Romans 12:19 states that vengeance is the Lord's and He will handle the delivery. Our enemies in our opinion deserve vengeance for the harm that they have given us; however, the scripture of opportunity is Matthew 5:44, But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
If we take the opportunity to bless them, do good unto them and pray or make petitions for them then the purpose of the kingdom will be our focus. People who hurt are usually hurt themselves and need grace, kindness and peace. We who of the Body of Christ should be the first to give them what is needed because this is the will of Lord.
The hack: when we focus on the Will of God instead of things that make us feel good or relieve us from the stress of this world we do things that increase the Kingdom of God.
But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry. And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil. Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.
LORD God of Hosts, Jehovah Elohim Tsaba (Psalm 59:5); we give thanks for the understanding to love our enemies. We give praise for the many blessings for those that curse us that we pray for daily. We declare and decree blessings upon those who combine with us to pray for them that use us and do harm to us, so that by the benefits of the Holy Spirit they find peace, love and joy, and embrace what we rise in understanding in our service to You. Now, for the sake of the Kingdom and for the Glory of God, we petition, with an anointing in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, Amen.