Skip to content

Love for my enemies

Bible references
– Luke 6:27
“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

– Matthew 5:44
But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

– Romans 12:20
To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”

– Proverbs 25:21
If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink,

– Luke 6:35
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.


You have shown us the ultimate example of love by sending Your Son to die for us while we were still sinners. I come before You asking for the strength and the grace to love my enemies as You have loved me. It is not easy to love those who have wronged me, but I know that it is Your will for me to do so.

Help me to see my enemies through Your eyes, to recognize that they are also created in Your image and are worthy of love and forgiveness. Give me the strength to let go of any bitterness or resentment that I may hold towards them, and to extend the same grace and mercy that You have shown me.

I ask for Your help in this, as I cannot do it on my own. Fill me with Your love and compassion, and help me to truly love my enemies as You have commanded. In Jesus’ name, Amen.



A prayer to ask God for