praying for our enemies

I read this great article this week about how to pray for your enemies. This article is specifically talking about the crisis that is going on in Iraq, but this can certainly be applied to our relationships with people we consider our enemies or simply people we don't like. To me one of the first things we have to do when we feel wronged by someone is to stop and think of the other person. This is supernatural and requires prayer because thinking about someone else that has hurt you is the last thing we want to do. When we consider the other person and pray for them, eventually your heart will soften towards them. The reality is whoever has wronged you has been wronged by someone too. There is no excuse for hurting someone, but we have to extend the grace that was extended to us. So next time you're mad at someone or when you are thinking of the crisis in Iraq, consider praying for your enemies. 

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