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  1. There are a lot of Job’s friends, aren’t there? I still have some praying to do in this area, but I don’t think I’m a captive anymore.

    1. Author

      Yes, there are a lot of Job’s friends, Rebecca. Your comment made me smile. Keep praying and breaking free. 🙂

  2. It is not easy to pray for others when they have hurt our hearts..it is hard but in order to have a clean heart and honor our Lord, it’s something we need to do. Praying does keep our hearts soft and more pliable before God. Thank you for this so needed insight and encouragement.

    1. Author

      You’re right Lureta, it’s not easy to pray for others when they’ve hurt our hearts. Praying does keep our hearts soft and pliable. Praying also allows the Great Physician to heal our hearts. 🙂

  3. “The exercise of praying for others is good for our health.” This is exactly what I needed today in this moment. Thank you for sharing this post, such great truth and healing for those who receive it.

  4. Praying for folks who hurt you is such a test of your faith because, well…you just don’t want to but you know God wants you to. It feels like your humbling yourself to the person,but in reality you’re humbling to the word of God. In His perfect way though, He mends our hurting heart and allows us to release feelings of bitterness. Thank you for sharing your journey.

    1. Author

      You’re right Jen, when we bring our hurts to God it allows him to heal our hearts. And it is humbling. As I read what you’d written, I was reminded how Moses – who prayed for his sister Miriam when she gossiped about him – was described by God as the most humble man who walked the earth. God thinks highly of our humility.

  5. This is a good reminder of something that is so hard to do, but is so necessary. We hurt ourselves and those within the sphere of our influence by dwelling in the place of bitterness and unforgiveness. We allow healing by praying for those who hurt us and insult us. Lord, please help us to do it right from now on, please. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

    1. Author

      Amen, Ruth. Yes, bitterness and unforgiveness does hurt our wellbeing. It has a negative effect on our minds, bodies and souls. Hard to pray, but so necessary so God can heal us.

  6. It is not easy to pray for those that have wronged you but so important. You have encouraged me to pray for a certain person. Thank you!

    1. Author

      Maree, so glad to be an encouragement and I pray God blesses you richly as you pray for your certain person.

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