RECONCILING GOD, I don’t like to believe that I actually have enemies, but I acknowledge that I am not in the best of relations with all my friends and acquaintances. I’m thinking today of ( ). Today I accept Jesus’ command to “love your enemies” as applying to this person. Forgive me where I have failed to be a neighbor. Guide me into wys of living that will make our relationship more like what you want it to be.
As I do this close to home, I turn my heart to the nations of the world, asking that even though I live in a world where I’m told I have “friends” and “enemies,” that I will reject such an evaluation in favor of realizing that, in Christ, I only have “brothers” and “sisters.” I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
- Steve Harper
A Pocket Guide to Prayer
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O send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling.
Psalms 43:3, NRSV
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