Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Interceding For Your Enemies






Wednesday February 1

Bible Reading:     Psalm 35: 1 - 16

Topic:         Interceding For Your Enemies

In our text today, the Psalmist recounts his mistreatment and oppression at the hands of his enemies to him which includes accusations of false witnesses, evil actions and troubling of his soul (vs. 11 - 13)

Yet, any time they were in trouble, the Psalmist fasted and prayed for their healing, deliverance and well-being rather than celebrating the fact that calamity had caught up with them.

This could be likened to Jesus' action on the Cross when He prayed for His oppressors; "Father forgive them for they know not what they do" (Luke 23: 34)

This indeed is a difficult Christian attitude to develop - to fast and pray for the well-being of your enemies instead of praying that they should die by fire.

In Luke 6: 27 - 28, Jesus said "But I say to you who hear Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you and pray for those who spitefully use you."

Do you rejoice at the suffering of your enemies and pray for their death? Learn to follow the example of the Psalmist and Jesus to pray for them and help them where necessary.

Develop the Christian attitudes towards your enemies interceding that they may prosper and be in good health.

Prayer:
God, please prosper my enemies and keep them in good health, Amen

Memory verse:   Psalm 35: 1
"Plead my cause O Lord with them that strive with me, fight against them that fight against me."

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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