Thursday, February 04, 2010

Here's another idea.....

Pray for our enemies.

You have a choice here. You can pray for the enemies of your country. Or you can pray for your spiritual enemies. (Sometimes, they are within your OWN country.)

Or you can pray for both.

Our church maintains a prayer list that we labor over each Wednesday night. One of the items on this list is "Enemies of America". We often take it for Islamic Extremists or someplace like North Korea. But it could also be folks right here in the USA who desire to wreck our way of life.

Whatever the case, Jesus said,
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

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