“But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you
Jesus is teaching his disciples to love their enemies. Maybe you don’t have people that you consider your enemies, but whether you are a student, or you work alongside co-workers, or you have a family that wrestles with a lot of conflict, you surely know what it means to not get along with others.
Jesus teaches that to love your enemies, the most practical thing you can do to bless and do good to others is to ‘pray for those who mistreat you. Prayer empowers you to see your enemies as Jesus does. When you do not pray for those who’ve offended you, you run the risk of walking in un-forgiveness.
Spend time praying for those who mistreat you or you may spend your time meditating on your pain. God offers grace, mercy, and forgiveness to those who would #prayfirst for their enemies!