“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven” Matthew 5:44,45 . “Prayer does not profit us for the friend’s sake as much as it does for the enemy’s sake. If we pray for friends, we are no better than the tax collectors. But if we love our enemies and pray for them, then we are similar to God in His love for humanity.” St John Chrysostom