They are all around me with their hateful words, and they fight against me for no reason. I love them, but they try to destroy me–even as I am praying for them! They return evil for good and hatred for my love. (Psa 109:3-5 NLT)
Prayer: LORD, however much I try, I cannot understand why some people say and do mean things. The next time someone intentionally hurts me, help me not respond out of my emotions, but allow Your love, mercy, and grace to override my feelings of hurt, anger, and resentment. In Jesus’ name, Amen.