...For a moment I will take off my armor of God...to say a prayer for he who considers himself my enemy...
Oh heavenly Father, I come to you today in prayer, not for myself, but for my brother in Christ Bernie...even if he doesn't see himself as such - I do.
Lord, Bernie has been lost all of his life as was I, but you shone your light that I may see it, and witnessing your love firsthand has transformed my life in ways that Bernie cannot fathom...please do the same for him.
I battle him in your name Lord, to further your kingdom, but I also love him in your name as you command.
I intercede on his behalf Lord, asking you to remove the scales from his eyes that he may see you as I have...let him see that Love is always greater than Hate!
Please remove his stone black heart and replace it with one that will be soft and gentle without hate or hostility; one which is at peace and recognizes you for who you are - The great "I AM" almighty.
Help him understands that one day soon you will put an end to all this madness. And that he could be part of your family, or perish forever, the choice is his. Help him discover you Lord before it is too late.
In the glorious name of Jesus I pray...Amen
Now, I don my armor of God again...to help protect the innocent of Northampton County, and the widows and orphans of Gracedale.
Matthew 5:43-45 says:
43“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.