We aren’t just called to love our brothers and sisters. Oh no. That’s something anyone can do – even unbelievers. God has set the bar higher for us. He has called us to love our enemies, too. It’s in that love that we express the love of God who loved us before we loved Him, when we were still His enemies.
Dear God, I know it won’t be easy for me, but I ask that you help me to love every single person who opposes me. Heal me of any hurt that they may have caused, Lord, so that I can love them fully. I pray that this love will also inspire them to change their ways, Lord. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.