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  • Writer's pictureLaura Kae

God prays

You have heard that it was said, “Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.” But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:43-45a NIV

God….

  1. loves his enemies. Don’t you love that about the most powerful Force in the universe? The most powerful force in the universe, that which moves everything, loves you – even when you hate it. Isn’t that amazing? The most powerful force in the universe, the giver and sustainer of all life, is inviting you into deeper love. This force begs you to make choices that are kind, invites you to make choices that are life-giving, and encourages you to overflow with joy. Aren’t you glad that we do not need to remain enemies of God? Because while we were still God’s enemies, Christ died for us! Hurray!!!

  2. prays for those who persecute him. What? God prays? Well, Jesus prays and the Spirit prays; so yes, I reckon God prays! Isn’t prayer simply communication with God? Isn’t God always communicating with God?

  3. is in heaven. I used to think that meant God was in some far away and distant place. Now I realize that that means God is right here…. in the unseen world that surrounds me.

Therefore I…

  1. can love my enemies. Just as God is constantly inviting his enemies to embrace truth and love, so I can do the same. I can do good for those who are not doing good to me.

  2. pray for those who want my ruin and work against my prosperity. I think especially of those who create ceilings and stained-glass ceilings for women. I can and will pray for their freedom.

  3. am surrounded by God. I get to dance in his loving embrace every day. Hurray!

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