Forgive us for harboring hatred and unforgiveness in our hearts when you have forgiven us of so much! Forgive us for our sin, oh God: prejudice, bitterness, and unforgiveness.
Romans 12:17-21 (NLT)
17 Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. 18 Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.
19 Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say,
“I will take revenge;
I will pay them back,”
says the Lord.
“If your enemies are hungry, feed them.
If they are thirsty, give them something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap
burning coals of shame on their heads.”
21 Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.
A harvest in Central Asia.
Colossians 1:21-22 (NLT)
21 This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions. 22 Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault.
PRAY: for God to remove cultural & religious prejudice from believers, pray for the body to overcome prejudice by loving their enemies & for the bible to be accessible & readable in all languages
FROM PRAYER TO MISSION:
Turn from Prejudice to Love:
Spend focused time asking the lord to show you people you’ve had bitterness/unforgiveness towards; if you can, go to them, and either way, ask Jesus for forgiveness & make restitution.
Philippians 2:3-4 (NLT)
3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.