Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you (Matthew 5:44)Leanne Payne gives some suggestions on how we can pray for our enemies. She says that our prayer for ourselves in such situations is: for endurance in persecution, for the ability to love from God, and that we will not act in a sinful way that brings our enemy harm.
Her principles for praying for our enemies are to ask that:
- The eyes of all who surround these people will be opened to see the situation as it really is.
- Their associates will be given ways to speak truth and light into the situation.
- Any demonic power within these people or situations manifest itself—that it may be clearly discerned and seen by all.
- What can be salvaged (in the situation and the lives of your enemies) be saved, humbled, and blessed by the Spirit of God.