Prayer For Those That Persecute Us

Dear Lord Jesus, Thank You that You are our precious Price of Peace and our perfect example. Thank You that we have Your peace in our hearts and for the understanding that without You there is no perfect peace in this world of strife. Lord there are many people today who do not know You and who seek to destroy those that are Your children - but Lord You have commanded us to love our enemies, to bless those that curse us, to do good to those who hate us and to pray for those who despitefully use us and persecute us.

Lord we lay before Your throne of grace the many individuals and groups that openly seek to kill and persecute our Christian brothers and sisters and we pray for each one and lay each soul at Your feet – asking for Your mercy to rest on each of them. Look down in pity on those who are openly aggressive toward Christians for they have been blinded to the truth of the glorious gospel of Christ Jesus our Lord. Open their eyes we pray and bring them to a saving faith in Jesus we pray.

Lord I ask Your blessing and mercy on each one for I too was once a stranger to the truth and at enmity against You, but You lifted me up out of the miry clay and set my feet on the rock of my salvation – and there is no one who is beyond Your grace and mercy..

Give me a heart of love towards those who have hurt me personally and give me a heart of forgiveness and prayer.