This is probably one of the most difficult commands that Christ asks us to keep: to love our enemies and do good to those who mean us harm. If someone hates you or is out to get you, or has hurt you or tried to destroy you, the last thing you want to do is help them, let alone love them. But the difficulty of the task is what makes it so incredibly fulfilling. You have to completely surrender to God for this to happen. There can be nothing left of self. This total submission to the will of God is what allows Him to pour into you. When we humble ourselves enough to pray for our enemies or love those who would destroy us, we create more room for Him. In our obedience, we have brought blessings on ourselves. We grow in Christ in tremendous ways when we completely surrender our will to Him.
And we pray:
Father, Help me to love my enemies. Help me pray for those who hurt me and serve those who hate me. As I walk in obedience to Your command, fill me with Your spirit. Teach me as I do Your will. Amen.