Abba Zeno said, “If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands toward God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks.”
—Keith Beasley-Topliffe, Editor, Writings of the Desert Fathers & Mothers (Upper Room Books, 2017)
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But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who harass you.
—Matthew 5:44 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
Lord, as you will, and as you know, have mercy.
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