Selfishness makes Christmas a burden, love makes it a delight.
Mathew 3: 44-45
Love your enemies & pray for those who persecute you, so that you can be children of your Father who is in heaven.
Note from Shelly:
It says in the bible even sinners pray for those whom they love. When I think of that I think about this: We as of Christians are to pray for people we love. And since we are Christians then we are to go above 7 beyond those who are sinners. Which means we must pray for those who hurt us, lie about us, and do all kinds of things which inflicts pain and sorrow upon us. I truly believe that God smiles when we pray for those we love, but He rejoices when we pray for someonr who has hurt us. Sometimes it is hard to pray for those who have hurt is. But I know with God's grace we all can. I was taught by my mom to pray for ALL people, even when they have hurt me. So I have been doing this since I was a kid. Mow, as I have aged I have experienced more than just a kid at school calling me names or hurting my feelings. I have felt deep pain from people while I have been an adult. There has been times I felt hatred within my heart. It was only through God I was able to pray for that persone, and say I truly loved them.
If you need to pray for someone who has hurt you ask God to give you His gace, ask HIm to help you pray for this person.
Dear God I ask you to help everyone on this team who needs their hearts to be healed. Help them to forgive. God heal their hurting hearts, and renew them. I then ask you God o help them to pray for whoever they need to forgive. In Jesus name I pray amen.
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