[Jesus continued teaching], “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.…” Matthew 5:43-44
Richard J. Foster is a teacher and mentor for prayers and praying to many, including me. Here is a prayer of Richard Foster from his book, Prayers from the heart. ~Fr. Dan
Stir me, O Lord, to care;
for a world that is lost and dying,
for values that are rejected and scorned,
for enemies that hate and malign me.
Be well. Do good. Pay attention. Keep learning.
Source: Richard J. Foster, Prayers From the Heart (San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1994) p. 75