Blessing for Curses

Retaliation is human,

for wrongs committed


Cursing the offender,

is the usual way


Wishing harm to your enemies,

is so typical


But what is not


is Your way, Jesus


Returning an offense

with a blessing



with a prayer



with a peaceful demeanor




Not with the Holy Spirit

pouring love and blessing

into you

so that you

in turn

can pour out blessing on people


Being offended

is a choice you make


– Susie Stewart



Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!

Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.

Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say,

“I will take revenge;
I will pay them back,”
says the Lord.

“If your enemies are hungry, feed them.
If they are thirsty, give them something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap
burning coals of shame on their heads.”

Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.

– Romans 12:14-21 (NLT)


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