Lord Jesus Christ, Who didst command us to love our enemies, and those who
defame and injure us, and to pray for them and forgive them; Who Thyself didst
pray for Thine enemies, who crucified Thee: grant us, we pray, the spirit of
Christian reconciliation and meekness, that we may heartily forgive every injury
and be reconciled with our enemies. Grant us to overcome the malevolence and
offences of people with Christian meekness and true love of our neighbor.
We further beseech Thee, O Lord, to grant to our enemies true peace and
forgiveness of sins; and do not allow them to leave this life without true faith and
sincere conversion. And help us repay evil with goodness, and to remain safe from
the temptations of the devil and from all the perils which threaten us, in the form
of visible and invisible enemies. Amen.
|Prayer for Enemies
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