"The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul."

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Prayer To Deal With Hurtful People

Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

Luke 6:28

Great grief prays with great earnestness. Prayer is not a collection of balanced phrases; it is the pouring out of the soul. What is love if it be not fiery? What are prayers if the heart be not ablaze? They are the battles of the soul. In them men wrestle with principalities and powers... "The prayer that prevails is not the work of lips and fingertips. It is the cry of a broken heart and the travail of a stricken soul."
Samuel Chadwick

Heavenly Father,
help me deal lovingly with that tough person in my job
but guard me from the hurt that he can also cause.
Lance Gargus

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Gigi said...

Lance, I wish you and yours the most blessed of days. May 2009 bring you all good things..

Enemy of the Republic said...

Lance, I've dealt with this more than I can say. I now pray for detachment and to see that person as God might, not as I do. It has worked, but I often take back my prayer! It helps me deal with the rage.

AngelBaby said...

Wonderful prayer, I am sure it will help the situation. Turning to God always helps.

Love and Blessings,

Liara Covert said...

Life experience reveals that difficult and hurtful people are actually some of the wisest teachers. Just when we believe we are tolerant, understanding, loving, compassionate, empathic and open-minded, Higher Forces prsent us with people who humble us. Unconditional love means we are meant to learn to love people despite their imperfections. We can gain insight into perfection within the imperfection. We learn some people have no point of reference for love or compassion. They may never have had anyone treat them with positive energy. People treat others based on what they have been taught. People who hurt others have been wounded themselves and they are silently yearning for new examples of love.

AngelBaby said...

Where oh where are you? I hope you are alright, let me know, OK? I miss you.

Love and Blessings,

Kim said...

This was exactly what I needed to read today, Lance. Thanks, once again, for letting God use you to encouragement many! God bless you!

franx said...

Lance, I am happy have a friend like you. Your blog give a support for my soul to pray and closed to God...All the best for you in 2009. Smile:) Franx

Paul Maurice Martin said...

"Bless them that curse you" has to be one of the greatest challenges - especially the variation where instead of "curse" it's "do permanent bodily harm to you" or "kill your loved ones." Unfortunately, that variation gets played out I imagine thousands of times a day around the world; it's one of a number of major obstacles to world peace.

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Given55 said...


Truly a great prayer.

Prayer is the doorway to the supernatural.

Given55 said...

Today We are Praying for a Child in Need. We will post, all day, our feelings, hope and prayers. Please join our prayer.

Liara Covert said...

Earnestness is a a very meaningful quality. It is one of the immeasurable traits that expand the mind, body and soul.

Susanno said...

Lance.. Thanks for sharing this great prayer. GBU

Jack Bauer said...

Great book suggestion on this topic:


Jack Bauer said...

Looks like the link is not working. If you are interested, the book referenced above is by Roxanne K. Livingston, and is available on Amazon.com. The title is Chronically Hurtful People: How to Identify and Deal with the Difficult, Destructive and Disconnected.

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