A Lesson for March 9th

Nineveh. The Mashki Gate.
One of Nineveh's 15 Gates, Reconstructed. (Image via Wikipedia)

Jonah 4:2 He prayed to the LORD and said, “O LORD! Is not this what I said while I was still in my own country? That is why I fled to Tarshish at the beginning; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and ready to relent from punishing.

Do you pray for your enemies? Nineveh merited being removed from the face of the earth. If Jonah had prayed for Nineveh, the enemy of his nation, it might have been for swift punishment for their sins against God. But, instead of being plowed under, or overthrown, Nineveh experienced moral conversion.

What might happen if our enemies suffered similarly, suddenly seeing the error of their ways and the goodness of God?

What opportunities for working together might we recognize when we pray for our enemies success?

One thought on “A Lesson for March 9th

  1. Rob,
    Have you heard about the organization “Adopt a Terrorist for Prayer”? (www.atfp.org)
    It encourages us to pray for our enemies and gives information about people who are on the FBI’s terrorist watch list. It also gives suggestions on how to pray for people we label as enemies. It is similar to your thoughts here.

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