Earnest Prayer For Our Enemies 

I love the spring, when the trees blossom with such beautiful flowers! 

I’ve been thinking about what happens in this chapter. 

Enos 1, Book of Mormon 

Enos prays as hard for his enemies to know God as he does for his own people. That is some serious love! I have room for major improvement here! I find myself being sarcastic and sass-talking just when someone drives badly (not that I don’t have my own bad-driving moments), and those people aren’t even my real enemies! 

How can I learn to love my enemies in such a way? Maybe praying for the well-being of other drivers is a good place to start. I guess the ability to pray for others like Enos did stems back to the idea that when you feel and remember the loving, atoning power of Jesus Christ’s grace in your own life, the most important thing you can think of is wanting others to know and experience that good news also. 

“And after I, Enos, had heard these words, my faith began to be unshaken in the Lord; and I prayed unto him with many long strugglings for my brethren, the Lamanites. 12 And it came to pass that after I had prayed and labored with all diligence, the Lord said unto me: I will grant unto thee according to thy desires, because of thy faith.” https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/enos/1?verse=11-12&lang=eng#p11

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