“...love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous."--Matt 5:43-48 (NIV) biblehub.com/niv/matthew/5.htm
"Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you." -- Luke 6:27-28 (NIV) biblehub.com/niv/luke/6.htm
1. Focus on your being in the presence of God.
2. Bring the person with whom you are upset into God's presence.
3. Ask God to bless the person - then imagine peace and joy and wealth and happiness and friends and health and all good things being poured out onto this person. Imagine the person being blessed by God and blessed by people.
4. If there is any part of you that wants to resist, or even to curse, then state our loud that you choose to let go of the hurt ( or pain or anger or fear) and you choose to forgive. Ask God to heal you and to release you from the pain. Ask God to bless you and to touch you deeply with his love for you - and wait until you feel it or know it.
5. When you can sincerely pray and visualize blessings onto your enemy, then you know you have forgiven, and you are loving as God loves - meaning you are fully committed to God's highest good for each and every human being.
6. Whenever you are tempted to want to curse them, bless them instead. Soon, you will be totally free of the negative emotions.
7. This does not mean you need to associate with the person who seeks to harm you. God loves you and wants you safe. But you do need to bless the person and to sincerely want God's best for the person. Also, that blessing you give out is what will come back to you.
Invite the Holy Spirit into your being. Ask God to commune with you. Then pay attention.