On the front of the medal is Saint Benedict holding a cross in his right hand, the Christian symbol of salvation, and in the left his rule for monasteries.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
The Bible does allow prayers against our enemies but only at very specific times. This type of prayer should not be common and should always be prayed with godly intentions and a godly heart. You cannot pray against your enemies out of hatred.
Ephesians 3:14-21 And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Benedict of Nursia
|Saint Benedict of Nursia O.S.B.|
|Born||c. AD 2 March 480 Norcia, Umbria, Odoacer’s Kingdom|
|Died||c. AD 21 March 547 (aged 66–67) Monte Cassino, Eastern Roman Empire|
|Venerated in||All Christian denominations which venerate saints|
|Canonized||1220, Rome, Papal States by Pope Honorius III|
|Born||Unknown Canaan (Western accounts) or Marmarica (Eastern accounts)|
|Died||c. 251 Asia Minor|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholicism Eastern Orthodoxy Lutheranism Oriental Orthodoxy Anglicanism|
I hope they will encourage you to make 2021 a year of prayer . Know to whom you are speaking. Thank him. Ask for God’s will. Say what you need. Ask for forgiveness. Pray with a friend. Pray the Word. Memorize Scripture.
In Jewish thought, Psalm 91 conveys the themes of God’s protection and rescue from danger.
Bible Gateway Psalm 91 :: NIV. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.
The World English Bible translates the passage as: But I tell you , love your enemies , bless those who curse you , do good to those who hate you , and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you , For a collection of other versions see Bible Hub Matthew 5:44.
The New Oxford Annotated Bible titles this psalm “Prayer for deliverance from enemies”, as one of the Imprecatory Psalms against deceitful foes. It starts with the psalmist’s plea in verses 1–5, followed by an extensive imprecation (verses 6–19, concluded or summed up in verse 20).
Romans 12:20 provides instruction: “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink.” Through the application of kindness, contact is maintained and an opportunity still exists to improve the relationship.
Forms of prayer . The tradition of the Catholic Church highlights four basic elements of Christian prayer : (1) Prayer of Adoration/Blessing, (2) Prayer of Contrition/Repentance, (3) Prayer of Thanksgiving/Gratitude, and ( 4 ) Prayer of Supplication/Petition/Intercession.
The most common prayer among Christians is the “Lord’s Prayer “, which according to the gospel accounts (e.g. Matthew 6:9-13) is how Jesus taught his disciples to pray .
Jesus taught, “When you pray , do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men … but when you pray , go into your room, close the door and pray to your father who is unseen.”