Forgiving your persecutor

Scripture reference

Matthew 5:44 (ASV 1901)

44but I say unto you, Love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you;

Stories

Ahmad tried to kill Rashid for "trying to convert Muslims", but as Ahmad was sentenced to prison having failed in his attempt, Rashid to the shock of many declared that he held no bitterness towards Ahmad and that not only had he forgiven him but will also visit him in prison.
Based on an entirely false allegation, Ro became a marked man with several threats and actual attempts made to end his life. But through it all, Ro prayed for and forgave his enemies and when the dust settled, he went to prison to ask for the release of the very men who wanted to kill him.
Uong Nguyen was a soldier who got badly betrayed by Dung Map, and for a long time he harboured consuming hatred towards Dung. But by trusting in God's sufficient grace, Uong was able to forgive the unforgivable.
By replacing hate for one of his captors with love, Jake made a friend out of an enemy.
A few months after his release from prison, a Pastor is called upon to pray for a blind and diabetic man, on getting there, he is shocked to discover that the sick man was one of his fiercest tormentors in prison. “Oh, Lord! Do not let me fail you now!” - he prayed, and God heard him; for he found the grace to forgive his persecutor.