“However, I say to you, love your enemy, bless the one who curses you, do something wonderful for the one who hates you, and respond to the very ones who persecute you by praying for them.” Matthew 5:44 (TPT)

We all know that Jesus’ way is totally counter to the way of the world. And often so different from our own. Jesus says bless those who curse you and pray for those who hate you. It is clear that we are to pray for those who are not like us, and/or may not like us. This current wicked government is so anti-God, anti-Church, that if you are a follower of Christ you are their enemy!

So, what does it look like to pray for those who are trying to ruin our nation? Simply put, the best way to pray for anybody (whether friend or foe) is to use the word of God and speak it over their lives! Here are a few examples…

Our words have power to bless and curse. Let your words bring life to those around you, especially the ones who don’t like you. Instead of being offended by their hatred of you (and your faith) pray for them. And I am not saying to ask God to send fire from heaven top consume them like James and John did, and were rebuked by Jesus (Luke 9:54). Instead present them to God, crying out for His blessing upon them!