Should we pray for the devil?

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  1. The Truth

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    It is written in the words of Jesus, 'But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you'. (Mathew 5:44)

    Does that mean we should pray for the devil too?
     
  2. th1b.taylor

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    Friend, that is not in the context of what Jesus' teachings and would make us fools.
     
  3. SytheF

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    I would think it more benefficient to pray for the Christian that does not follow those words.
    God has a relationship with the Devil. We learned that in the book of Job. The Devil is part of God's plan too. God is sovereign. The Devil's fate is known to them both, God and the Devil.
    Pray for yourself that you be armored against the Devil. Being he is the adversary of all things righteous he would never appreciate your prayers. They would only be serving to ask God to change his mind about what he has already set into motion for that one that was his first and most intelligent and beautiful angel in the beginning.
     
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  4. for_his_glory

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    Pride goes before a fall and this is what lead Satan to be who he is. He has sealed his own fate and dwells in a demonic realm that separates him from God. God has already shown Satan's final destination being the lake of fire and God will not go against that which He has already said. From Genesis to Rev we have always had an adversary that seeks to destroy those of faith as this is his rebellion against God seeking who he can devour. IMO I really do not think Satan has the ability to repent as the evil is to overpowering within him.
     
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    pardon my bluntness but what kind of question is that ?
     
  6. SytheF

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    Are they really separate? Satan conferred with God before inflicting the trials upon Job.
     
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    Separate as having no fellowship with God, but still has access to God like in Job 1:6. Satan hasn't been completely kicked out of heaven yet as that will happen after the seventh trumpet is sounded, Rev 12:7-17.
     
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    No... The devil is destined to be cast into the eternal Lake of Fire according to scriptures .. So we could all pray for the devil and and it would be to no use.. He is doomed..

    The verses you quote are i believe teaching us to pray for our human enemies..
     
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  10. Truthfrees

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    good question

    no - the devil knew God - how powerful and wise He was - and he chose to rebel against God - he was perfect as well as fully informed and fully experienced - so there is no hope for him - Hebrews 6:4 - Hebrews 10:26 - Ezekiel 28:15 - i know 2 of these scriptures are about humans - but it shows you about wilful sin and how it is different from human ignorance - lucifer and the rebelling angels knew the truth about God and chose to rebel

    unlike humans who were created with limited knowledge and intelligence - we are like children who are learning - we need prayer because we have much to learn - 1 Corinthians 13:9-12

    God Bless you my dear friend
     
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  11. brujaq

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    The Devil and his demons are lost forever and forever our enemy. He has lost sight, no, God has removed sight .. His existence is void of God no redemption what so ever .. No we do not pray for the devil, all business, we cast him out in Jesus name is the most we have to do with him .. The enemies we pray for is for building our character in love for those who have still have hope and their salvation
    Jude 1:9
     
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    It couldn't hurt. :shrug
    But would it help? (also :shrug)
     

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