prayer ends enemies

Monday July 20th, Psalm 23: You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. The best way to avoid conflict is fervent prayer for your enemies. I don’t mean praying that they will fall and break their neck, but truly praying that the fear that is driving them will cease, truly praying for their well being and happiness, truly praying that you will understand them. When you begin to pray for them, you find that you also begin to get into their world; you begin to see things from their perspective. This doesn’t mean you agree with their perspective, but at least you begin in some small way to understand their perspective. In this way, two miracles can happen, not only do you open the door for their heart begin to soften, but your heart can begin to understand and also soften. It does not mean that you will become best friends; it does mean that you can once again start to see one another as brothers or sisters in Christ.


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