Prayer Journey — Evil Intent

Help me dear God when evil stares me down; when it threatens me; when it harms me. Help me to not seek revenge. Fill me with your wisdom, your discernment, on the appropriate response. Help me to leave my response in your capable hands, in your time, according to your way. You are a righteous judge. Forgive me for any bitterness I cling to in my heart. Continue to guide me, to renew my mind in Jesus. Give me courage to seek peace, to offer aid to those in need, including those who are opposed to me. May your Spirit reign in my heart.

© 2022, Chris G. Thelen

Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord. “BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS ON HIS HEAD.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. – Romans 12:17-21 (NASB)

8 thoughts on “Prayer Journey — Evil Intent

  1. Amen. Prayer will always remain as our best response to the negative situations which confront us. In doing so, we leave judgement in God’s hands.

  2. I recently had a guy ask me to pray God kill a person who had wronged him. I had to have this conversation with him too. I have found that asking God to bless my “enemies ” with faith and provision has really helped me feel better about them.

    1. Wow, that’s something. Thanks for sharing. It shows how anger, resentment, and bitterness can consume a person. Praise God that with His Spirit we can ask Him to bless our enemies and feel peace in Christ Jesus. Blessings.

    1. Thanks for the prayers. I wrote this prayer after a malicious verbal attack against me. Indeed, I shall cling to God. He is our strength and shield, a refuge. Blessings.

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