Feb 6, 2014

Prayer Station: Loving Enemies

Here’s a suggestion for a prayer station on the theme of loving your enemies (Matthew 5: 43-48, Luke 6: 27-38, Romans 12: 9-21).

Prayer Station Instructions

“But I say to you who hear,
love your enemies, do good to those who you hate,
bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”  – Luke 6:27 & 28

Meditate on the above verses from scripture and as you do ponder who some of the people you consider “enemies” are.  When a name (or “names”) pop into your head, pick up a stone and use one of the washable markers to print the person’s initials on the stone.

While holding the stone in your hand, say a “prayer of blessing” for the person you wrote down.

After the prayer, wash the stone in the water and allow God to wash away the grudge you hold against that person as the water washes the ink off.  If you are able to set in motion the blessing for the person you prayed for, take the stone home with you to remember to do so, otherwise just put your clean stone back into the pile.