Politicians refuse to do it. People on television are opposed to doing it also. And Christians don’t do it any better than anyone else. What is it I’m talking about? Praying for their enemy or someone who opposes their viewpoint.
It seems nobody wants to work together anymore. We all want things our way without stopping to listen to the other side. Unfortunately, that has done nothing but cause violence and hatred in this world.
In Luke 6:27-28, we are told to Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. How many of you have prayed for those who don’t believe the same things you do, i.e. abortion, gun control, etc.? Sometimes that prayer might just sway them more than your arguments.
How different would this society be if instead of writing on Twitter, our President was seen praying for those who were against him? I imagine he’d inflame a lot of them, but others would see him as a Godly man.
Sometimes silence can move mountains more than a loud storm. If we pray, we put control in God’s hands where it belongs.
When you pray for your enemies you pray for change in yourself. – F.F. Bruce, Biblical Scholar
Maybe it’s time we take a step back and pray. Imagine the reaction of the other side. They might actually be stunned enough to listen to what is being said. And if both sides begin to discuss their differences quietly, who knows, we might find we’re not as far apart as we think.
It’s too bad so many people are vying for attention and refuse to listen to others. If more of us turned to God, we might actually have some peace. Prayer can sway even the hardest heart. In order to calm all this hatred, we have to get on our knees.
I really do believe prayer and faith smaller than a mustard seed can change the direction this world is headed. If you do also, please pray for your enemy or anyone who might disagree with you. And in the end, remember that God’s will might not be your own. And that’s okay. He’s always right, and we need to never forget that.
If you or someone you know is in need of prayer, please share the information with me. I’ll be more than happy to pray.