Matthew 5:43-45a “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven.” (NLT)
Child – This type of prayer is a requirement of obedience to my law of love. You must depend on Me to supply you with my love for others. You cannot love them in your own strength.
I sent my Son to earth to save all men and to bring those who are willing into my kingdom of life. But many will still do things that are mean, spiteful and even cruel. You are to be my loving heart and ministering hands while you are still in your earthsuit.
I am the Enabler and will both prod you to action and give you the ability to do the good I have planned for you. Keep your eyes on Me and listen for my voice. I am leading you through the minefield of life on planet earth.
Be on guard because your enemy, the devil, wants to destroy you. One of his methods of attack is through the words and actions of people around you – especially through those you care about. Be quick to recognize who is the real source of such attacks. Then pray for those he is using to try to upset you. When you do that, the enemy cannot seriously harm you.
Rise up and take your place, mighty warrior. I’ve given you the powerful weapons of prayer and praise. Use them to defeat your foe. The battle for your peace and joy continues, but be of good cheer for I am in you. We will reign victorious as you lean on Me for all you need.
I love you, child. Abba