Love will repay cursing with blessing, hate with good will, evil treatment and persecution with prayers. While on the cross Jesus prayed for his enemies; he was clear about his desire and command that we too should pray for others. What greater display of love for your neighbor and brother is there than to bow and pray for him? Please the Lord; pray for others.
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. Matthew 5:44
But I say to you who are listening, love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who are cruel to you. Luke 6:27-28
I always remember you in my prayers, asking the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, to give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation so that you will know him better. I pray also that you will have greater understanding in your heart so you will know the hope to which he has called us and that you will know how rich and glorious are the blessings God has promised his holy people. Ephesians 1:16-18
I thank my God every time I remember you, always praying with joy for all of you. Philippians 1:3-4
Brothers and sisters, pray for us. 1 Thessalonians 5:25