John Piper, On Ways to Pray For Your Enemies

Image result for john piper“Prayer for your enemies is one of the deepest forms of love, because it means that you have to really want that something good happen to them. You might do nice things for your enemy without any genuine desire that things go well with them. But prayer for them is in the presence of God who knows your heart, and prayer is interceding with God on their behalf. It may be for their conversion. It may be for their repentance. It may be that they would be awakened to the enmity in their hearts. It may be that they will be stopped in their downward spiral of sin, even if it takes disease or calamity to do it. But the prayer Jesus has in mind here is always for their good.” (John Piper, “But I Say To You Love Your Enemies”)

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One comment

  1. AMEN Yes Lord Jesus of Love..
    Help me Pray for them at all times no judging them by their actions..for they need love and you are love and if I say you are in me so I must seek the goodness of them not that wrongs..
    THANK you Jesus for doing such work through us all for the Glory and honor of Your name…
    Hallelujah

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