Hebrews 5:7 "In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety."
2. Prayer being fellowship with God
3. Praying to make daily decisions.
In today's devotional we look at one of the more difficult areas of prayer and life that Jesus masterfully models to us: praying for one's enemies. Luke records by inspiration of the Holy Spirit in Luke 6:27-28 “But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you." We find it easy to pray for loved ones and to pray for our fellow Christians - but what about the boss or that annoying co-worker or perhaps that family member whom you would rather avoid at the next family reunion? What is the typical ways we choose to deal with such people? Conventional wisdom would say to not think about them. Yet there are times when our thoughts and emotions can do anything but think about how they have hurt us, or how they could hurt us again. Others would suggest some level of revenge or perhaps a form of passive aggression, heaping guilt trip upon guilt trip on those that we truly cannot stand.