“Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer.” Romans 12: 12 (HCSB)
Rejoice, patient and persistent when we are dealing with others. We are to meet them with hopeful hearts, be patient with their sharp edges, and this is best accomplished when we are persistent in prayer. The word is very rich in meaning that we are to persevere, to stick to it, to continue, to give unwavering attention to – whatever it is we are doing. In this passage – it is prayer. Since we are talking about having a Correct Attitude to Others, I would like to submit that we must be in constant prayer for others. A mentor of mine always said, “You can’t be mad at someone when you are constantly praying for them.”
Today, every person that you come into contact with, send up a short prayer to God on his or her behalf. A good principle that I have been taught is to pray to God about a person before you talk to that person about God. When you see people today, meet them with hope in your heart, patience in your actions, and a prayer to God on their behalf. It might surprise you how much better your day goes.
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