Jesus said, “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:44-45a
Jesus modeled this when he prayed for those who crucified Him in Luke 23:34.
Stephen did likewise when he prayed for those who were stoning him in Acts 7:60.
And yet at my slightest offense or difficulty, I forget to pray for others with their good in mind.
Instead, I find myself praying for my benefit, so that I might be treated more to my liking. But how misguided I am when I do that. I need to be praying for people for their eternal good, not to make my life easier.