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We Pray for Our Enemies

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For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Ephesian 6:12

We pray for our enemies and we also pray all those who do know Christ, because our hearts are filled with the Lord’s unconditional love.  But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, (Matthew 5:44) We pray for our enemies because we know Satan has deceived them with his lies. Our hatred goes toward sin from Satan and his deception.

If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. (Luke 6:32) With our hearts filled with the Lord’s unconditional love, we will love everyone, otherwise our love is conditional.  There is no room in our hearts for hatred because it will give Satan a foothold in our life.

We all probably have friends, and perhaps people in our extended family that don’t know Christ.  We have the Lord’s love for them and hatred of deception from Satan, and it will help us to become stronger spiritual warriors.  Satan is trying to deceive us just as he did to our friends and this can make us angry at Satan, especially when we are tempted.

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. (1 John 4:7) We are connected to the Father and the Son through hearts of love. How can we know God unless we have hearts of unconditional love.  We pray for God to fill our hearts with His love, and guide us in the Spirit to make love complete in us.

The Lord will know if our love is conditional, and He will not be pleased. Will we walk in peace, and joy; reflecting Christ’s love to everyone. May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.  (2 Thessalonians 3:5) We pray every day that the Lord will fill our hearts with His divine unconditional love.

Today pray for your enemies and for those who don’t know Christ. Prevent Satan form putting any hate in your heart, except the hatred of sin.  And if tempted by Satan today, fight off his evil temptation through the power of Christ. In Jesus name, Amen.

Prayer:  Lord continue to fill my hearts with your unconditional. Guide me in the Spirit to reflect Your love to everyone. Let the Spirit always guide me pray for lost souls and for our enemies, and remember my hatred is aimed toward Satan’s deception and sin. In Jesus name, Amen