Praying for Our Abuser

Have you prayed for your abuser?
I know that’s easier said than done. You’re probably thinking I’m crazy, but I’ve been there. 
My prayer for him was much different after I left that while I was in the relationship.
While in the relationship I prayed for peace and guidance.
After the relationship, I began to pray for his heart and soul.
This second prayer was completely unselfish because all contact had been ceased and I knew I would never go back.
Praying for our abuser is not easy, but I discovered the more I prayed for him the more my heart healed.
Today a decade has passed and I don’t pray for him on a daily basis as I once did. However, whenever he comes to mind I do lift him up in prayer. This also allows me to combat spiritual warfare when the past is used to get the best of me.
“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.” {Philippians 2:3-4}
I will probably never know this side of heaven in what ways my prayers have made a difference, but the Lord knows and that is all that matters.
Do you pray for others that have hurt you?

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