Updated: Sep 7
(Part 2 in the Honoring God During Divorce series.)
Make no mistake about it – divorce is war. Gather the troops, a.k.a. Prayer Warriors.
You have entered a spiritual battle. However, you must remind yourself that your spouse is not the enemy. You may think it sure feels like they are the enemy; they are acting like an enemy.
Well, God has made provision for those thoughts and feelings. He instructs us to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us (Matt. 5:44). Read 1 Corinthians 13 for a refresher on how God defines love; He is not asking you to have warm, affectionate feelings toward someone who feels like an enemy.
So, what does it look like to love your enemy? See Matthew 5:38-48. How do you pray for your persecutors? Pray for their salvation (Jude 23), their relationship with God to deepen (2 Pet. 3:18), and for conviction from the Holy Spirit to bring about repentance (Jn. 16:8).