Supercharge Your Prayer Life

Day 4 of 5 • This day’s reading

Devotional

When we pray, we need to remember to make them “blessing, and not cursing” prayers.


The Apostle Paul was badly persecuted throughout his ministry. He had people who would follow him around to try to stir up dissension, harm him, and try to shut him down from preaching about Jesus. 


So it might shock you that it was Paul who told us, "Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse." (Romans 12:14)


This can super-charge your prayer life: Forgiving those who've sinned against you, hurt you, spoken badly of you, and instead choose to pray God's blessings and mercy over them! Not only will God's presence flood your heart you as you do this, but these kinds of prayers of blessing honor God greatly.


Even when it comes to your greatest enemy, or someone who has hurt you more deeply than you can imagine - forgive as often as you need to, and pray for God's blessing and mercy on them and the situation. Somehow God will use this submission to Him to heal your own heart in ways you never dreamed possible. 


Pause and pray:


Who do you need to forgive from your past? Pray for God’s blessing on them, even when it’s hard.