Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Today's JAR- The Power of Prayer

Today's JAR- Just a Reminder  If you want to truly see the power of prayer and experience God's love, pray for your enemies.  It's one of those things you have to experience to believe.  But if you need a Biblical reference, here are two:


“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 

 But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,  so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?
Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.  Matthew 5:43-48

1 comment:

Liz said...

Praying for one's enemies gives us peace and wisdom. But there is even a more important reason to do this; God tells us it is to be done. And like all of the things He tells us to do, it is life-affirming, opens our hearts to the Holy Spirit, and changes us... and we don't have to fear the difficulty in doing this. He provides the courage and strength.