“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.” Matthew 5:43-45
If Jesus calls us to pray for our enemies, why do so few prayer books include prayers for our enemies? While this is understandably the hardest demographic to lift up in prayer, difficulty was never the determining factor on whether or not we should pray. If Jesus wants us to pray for our enemies, we should probably figure out how.
This course provides 5 simple (albeit not easy) prayers you can pray for your enemy, as a simple first step towards Jesus’s hard call to “love your enemies”; what you will find is not a set of prayers to master, but an opportunity to follow Christ’s lead and partner with the Spirit in something that seems impossible to us, but is actually “exceedingly more than we could ask or imagine.