Father, thank you for the example that you gave us in Jesus who was full of love. As I think on the last day of His life, He did exactly what He asks us to do. Now Father, as I walk through this life help me day by day to love my enemies, to do good to those who hate me, to bless those who curse me and to pray for those who persecute me. You have told me that all these things will happen if I am a true follower of Christ. Help me to see my hate and to kill it with your deep love for the people around me. Only in You can I do this in me. Help me, Father.