Podcast: The Energy of Prayer

How praying for someone who hurt me helped me

A Moment of Prayer

A Moment of Prayer


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Recently someone hurt me. Not just a little, but a deep pain that I could not shake. It affected my sleep and it affected my peace of mind. Not many people have the ability to get to me like that and I wanted to lash out even though I knew it was the wrong thing to do.

The most powerful thing we can do

After struggling for several days with this issue I heard God speak to me, “Scott, the most powerful thing you can do is pray. Why is it so often the last thing you do?” My heart was challenged.

Then these words of Jesus came to mind: “pray for those who spitefully use you.” (Matthew 5:44b NKJV) This person had not been spiteful, but the message could not be more clear. I had to pray for the person who hurt me.

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