“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” – Matthew 5:44 (NIV)
A small but important thing that I have learned about the act of praying for a person who is persecuting you, is that it changes your heart, and this is unspeakably valuable. It makes you magnanimous, enlarging your spirit and your vision to see and to feel beyond the petty hurts of your heart, equipping you to face them again with true love and without fear.
Prayer changes not just the subject of the prayer, but the one who prays.
It’s a bona fide superpower.