You should not gloat over your brother in the day of his misfortune, nor rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their destruction, nor boast so much in the day of their trouble. - Obadiah 1:12 (NIV)

Have you ever disliked someone so much that you delighted in their troubles? I have. I am ashamed to admit that my “enemy” and I are both missionaries. She runs a school through which I had hoped to obtain a visa. Her school hired me, but she and I did...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, enable us by your love to bless those who have disappointed us and to pray sincerely for our enemies. Amen.
Listen to the Devotional

Log In to leave a comment
Today's Reading
Obadiah 1:10-15

Thought for the Day

When I pray sincerely for an enemy, God can change my heart.

Prayer Focus

For Christian unity

Respond by posting a prayer.

Whitney Simpson offers a wide-open doorway into embodied practice and awakens us to the long-held wisdom of our tradition that our bodies are sacred places where God meets us and dwells. Fully Human, Fully Divine is a true Christmas gift!”

Click here to learn more about our newest Advent book and eCourse.