PRAYING FOR THE PERSECUTOR
“I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you.” Matthew 5:44
Last week on Spirit FM we prayed for Bishop Bill Wack and the people of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee as they cope with the fire at the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More. I can only imagine how it feels to see your church scorched. The thought of arson conjures up an entirely different kind of emotion. By the grace of God, after we prayed for the Bishop and the people, we prayed for the person who allegedly set the fire.
I simply wanted him to know that he is loved by a creator who sees beyond his sin. Because ultimately that is what we all need most . Do you have the courage to pray the same prayer for your enemies as your friends?
Lord, please help the people at the top and the bottom of my favorites list to know and love you more fully.