It’s easy to pray for those you show us care and compassion. But how about those who persecute or hurt you?
I must be honest and say that I find it very difficult to pray for those who have hurt me, let me down, or take advantage of me. I know I’m not alone in struggling to pray for those who don’t treat me well.
In fact we’re actually told specifically to pray for those who hurt us.
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 The Passion Translation
So although it can be very hard to pray for others when they’ve hurt us, we must try and pray for them. After all these are the very people who need our prayers most, aren’t they?