Today's Daily Devotion

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Pray for Those Who Persecute You

A woman prays

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.—Matthew 5:44 (NIV)

Pray for those who persecute you. Praying for someone that isn’t good to you is not easy— especially when you are angry or hurt—but it is exactly what Jesus requests of you in the above verse. By sincerely praying for the worst people in your life, you grow closer to God.

Today's Prayer:

Father, today I pray for the people that have not been best to me—I open my heart to you and sincerely wish them the best.

Adapted from 60 Days of Prayer, a new publication from Guideposts

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