About the author: Doug Giles

Doug Giles is the Big Dawg at ClashDaily.com and the Co-Owner of The Safari Cigar Company. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter. And check out his new book, Rise, Kill and Eat: A Theology of Hunting from Genesis to Revelation.

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  • Dr. Richard Kimble

    I knew right away that the biblical passages were from Psalms and that they were prayers from David to God. Oh, do we need a warrior like David to lead us now!

    • Lynx Eye

      Hopefully, the warrior we wind up with will NOT be a Saul. We need to remember that we are to follow the dictates of Christ FIRST, then that of political leaders if they line up and affirm said truth. As Congressman Liplock made clear earlier this month, not all that claim the name of Christ are Christians, but followers of Belial, the arch devil over lies and falseified religion. Trust, but verify. “By their fruits you shall know them. An evil tree cannot bear good fruit, not can good tree evil fruit.”

    • David

      A warrior like David would be cast out of many churches today as a murderer and an adulterer before he even had a chance to repent. Yet in the Bible he was called a man after God’s heart. Perhaps today’s church needs a refresher course in how to handle sinners.

  • fedup

    Doug knows what time it is. This article is at half-mast, on a scale of the flagpole. More is on the way. Dont be weary in well doing. The tide is beginning to turn. American history will repeat itself. After the smell of sweet victory at Pearl Harbor, the Japanese walked into the snare God had rigged up. The prophet Isaiah put it like this..,also I will make justice the measuring line. And righteousness the plummet; the hail will sweep away the refuge of lies, and the water will overflow the hiding place. and The Japanese leader said after they asked him, “what you think”, his response,” we woke up a sleeping giant”. The church is waking up. Bring the gasoline Doug, lets make fire.

  • Psychodad

    Thanks for posting this article. I hope people take the time to read it .

  • nahum

    While I understand the desire to ask the Lord, for vengeful action so the cause of Christ Jesus be accomplished. But it is easy to forget that this is the Age OF Grace. Spreading the Gospel is sufficient . We are to tell others they are wicked, un profitable in the eyes of a Holy, Righteous God , separated from God , destined for Hell Then telling them of Christ Jesus,God in the flesh who died shedding His Blood so we could be forgiven,and have a hom in Heaven, now “having a friend that,is closer than a brother” Isn’t telling them they are wicked, siners with no God enough.? Pray for Gods power when telling them the Gospel.

    • fedup

      So, what say you about the tower of Siloam falling on innocent people, or the blood of saints murdered at the Temple in the Luke 13. Is this the gospel of Jesus you mentioned. The God of the O.T.and N.T. are the same, He has not changed. We are the ones that watered down the gospel.

      • http://FreedomOutpost.com/ Tim Brown

        Exactly, grace was dispensed in the OT as in the NT and even greater judgment comes in the NT – 28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:

        29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

  • Carlo

    I agree that the church needs to “man up.” However, this is bad hermeneutics friend. There is not one instance of imprecatory prayer in the New Testament. This is a classic example of taking 21st century ideology and imposing it on the Scriptures. I get where you are coming from and I agree, we need to be strong and stand up against the evils in the world. Thank God for the real warriors of our country who fight these battles on the front lines. However, taking the imprecatory prayers of the Psalms and claiming that they are applicable today requires one to completely ignore context. It’s no different then using obscure portions of Amos or Isaiah to justify the prosperity Gospel. i also think it’s extremely presumptuous to assume “that the majority of evangelical and Catholic clergy don’t even know what an imprecatory prayer is.”

    What this proposes does not lead to people becoming followers of Christ. It leads to Christians praying curses over God’s enemies instead of winning those enemies by being salt and light in the world. Not to mention, it could lead to Christians forgetting that at one time, we too were enemies of God (Eph 2:1-10)

    • John Kirkwood

      Have to disagree with you on that Carlo. Some of those enemies will become brothers. The idea that there is none of this in the New Testament is frankly absurd. The difference is that most of them were said out loud in the enemies presence. What would you call it when Jesus called men Satan’s progeny? Was he a hypocrite for doing that? Was Paul a hypocrite for turning a fellow believer “over to Satan”? I Cor. 5? :deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.”
      Or hows about “Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.” and 2Ti 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works.”

      Paul hopes that the Judaizers in Galatia castrate themselves and John talks about the prating Diotrophes (a pastor) getting what he deserves. It seems to me, you may want to read Paul and John again, for they have a lot to say about this.

      • Carlo

        None of your examples are examples of imprecatory prayer. In none of those cases does Jesus or Paul actively ask God to destroy an enemy, nor do they instruct Christ-followers to do the same. The Bible is full of strong language and I love Paul’s colorful choice of words for the legalistic Judaizers. However, Paul saying “I wish they’d cut off their balls” does not equal Paul praying “God, please cut off their balls…in Jesus name, amen.”

        • http://FreedomOutpost.com/ Tim Brown

          That same apostle Paul also said, Eph 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;” Notice PSALMS is plural. He didn’t castrate them (pun intended).

        • wdcraftr

          Does God not poor out his wrath on the non repenters in Rev. end times? Is it not reasonable to ask God to inflict a little wrath earlier on those causing harm to his faithful? Not out of vengeance, or hate, but out of sorrow felt for God’s faithful.. Of course, he has a plan for the world, so he may not stop what is destined, or who is destined to be involved.

    • a_browning

      Christians have been weak in resisting the enemies of God, and therefore our enemies, for a long time. The left moves about as predators, destroyers if you will. They think they see weakness and attack. The Christians have given them plenty of weakness and the left is within striking position of completely destroying this nation that was established by God. He established it and it is up to us to keep it. Don’t think for one minute that it can’t be lost. The nation of Israel was even destroyed. We can pray all day long for the salvation of the enemy, but sometimes the enemy has to be confronted and defeated directly.

    • JoJo58

      The New Testament doesn’t eliminate the Old Testament. I’m amazed at how many people completely ignore the majority of the Bible.

      • Winston

        Yes, Jesus himself said, “I come not to abolish the old covenant/law but to fulfill it.”

    • buckofama2010

      So you ignore the OT in SPITE of what Jesus Himself said about “The Law and the Prophets”???

    • Beachtennisguy

      Christians were enemies of God? Impossible, in my view. Am not a Bible scholar but the Ephesians passage is about those who were formerly dead in sin being made alive by becoming Christians.

      • Winston

        His intent is that ALL of us were sinners in rebellion (enemies) of God before we had our “come to Jesus” moment through confession, repentance, and salvation. It started in the garden with Eve then Adam and the curse of sin followed. Why do you think Jesus voluntarily gave his own life on the cross?

    • Matthew French

      Amen Carlo. I am as Conservative as one can get when it comes to
      politics and my faith (Reformed Baptist). I AM NOT a fan of the filth
      that passes for “evangelical Christianity” while spewing prosperity
      Gospel garbage. I also detest when people let their modern views and predispositions interfere with authentic, Biblical faith. Christ said to pray for those who persecute you, not pray against. We are to be the salt and the light of the Earth. Context is key, and I think that by looking at some Psalms where the Psalmist wrote/prayed “on the offensive” and to try and use that to justify “praying curses” is a poor way to execute your faith.

      This is not to say we need to roll over and let the world take advantage of us; we should be actively involved in reading the Word of God, praying and seeking refuge in Him, witnessing to our community, taking part in our local church, and “being a voice in the wilderness.” Like you said, it all comes from a poor hermeneutic. EVERYONE is an enemy of God, unless they are redeemed. The only way one can become redeemed is by having their heart of stone made into a heart of flesh by the Holy Spirit, as there is “none who do good” and so cannot please God and are thus enemies of God.

      • fedup

        How was Jesus executing His faith at the cross before He gave up His spirit. Most of the people thought he was calling Elijah. He was actually releasing Psalm 22 judgement on the people, and Jerusalem was destroyed in less than a century and the prophecy was fulfilled. What say you.

        • Matthew French

          Christ said the words of Psalm 22 (My God My God why have You forsaken Me) so that people would realize what He was doing on the cross; salvation of many and fulfilling scriptural prophecy. There is a difference between Christ claiming the prophetic words Psalm 22 upon His personhood and us praying for people to be killed/have misfortune because we don’t like them.

          • fedup

            Yes, if we are carnal and release the rod of correction on some poor soul becoz we dont like them or can’t deal with them on a call of repentence rejection from us. Then we are carnal and that is not what Doug Giles is saying here. There are sons of perdition still out there who will never repent, but will release the hounds of hell on earth. This Is what Doug is saying. Why would we carry a rod and a staff for ?

      • Webpreacher

        Exactly right Matthew French, and yes “Beachtennisguy”, those who are blood bought followers of Christ, past, present and future, where, before coming to Christ and being saved, ALL enemies of God, and I also, before coming to Christ, receiving the free gift of eternal life, would have been cast into the lake of fire, with all the rest, had I not been “BORN AGAIN”, by faith in Christ ! Doug Giles, seems to me, to more of a disciple of “Dirty Harry”, than of Christ, and this business of praying for the destruction of God’s enemies, is un-biblical from a New Testament (age of grace, that is, “saved by grace”) view point ! Jesus on the cross, prayed to the Father, for all those who were persecuting him, those who drove the nails in his flesh, those who slapped him in the face, those who spate on him, punched him, ridiculed him, all of them, he prayed for them, saying, and I quote ; “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do”……HELLO ?

    • Charlie A

      Actually, imprecatory prayers are not uncommon at all.

      For instance, plenty of examples of imprecatory prayers can be found that were prayed during the Revolutionary War, the U.S. Civil War, WWI, WWII, and so on where Christian countries (and otherwise) on both sides of these wars prayed for their side to win and their enemies to be defeated.

      That said, I see nothing wrong with praying for evil to be defeated.

  • JP

    I’m in disagreement with your logic. Since Jesus came to save all, it is therefore in His Way, His Truth, and His Life to want His enemies converted thru our prayers. It’s asking God to bless our enemies, the blessing being conversion. If they won’t convert then the Lord will take care of them in His Way. Our hearts are to wish and pray for conversion of our enemies not to condemn them. We are intercessors just as Jesus was an intercessor for us.

    • DAY8293A

      And I am in disagreement with your ‘logic’. Even Jesus was unable to ‘save’ Judas. He knew he was going to do evil, and yet he told him to hurry to his ‘duty’. He knew he was about to turn Jesus over to the soldiers, and knew it would be the loss of his soul, but did not stop and pray for him not to do it, he told him to proceed. Since he did not save Judas, your logic of him coming to save ‘all’ is flawed. God helps those who help themselves. Those that refuse to see the light, are to be cast into the lake of fire, which is where you may be headed if you don’t stand up for what is right, and help yourself!

      • Webpreacher

        What ? LORD Jesus, who is very God, you say was “unable” to do something, really, Jesus couldn’t save someone.really ? My friend, LORD Jesus is able, it was Judas, who was unable, Unable to surrender his will, his way, his pride and bow the knee to the King of kings, and Lord of lords, Christ Jesus savior of all who will come to him on bended knee. Perhaps you might want to re-think that claim of yours ?

        • DAY8293A

          Yes, he was unable to save Judas, just as he is unable to open your ignorant eyes to the fact that YOU HAVE FREE WILL, including the evil of this world! They will not be saved, meaning JESUS DID NOT COME TO SAVE THE ENTIRE WORLD !! I know your little pea brain is unable to realize that not all will enter the kingdom of God, because they won’t be saved, just as Judas was not saved. When God gave man free will, he gave up his ability to save those who will not surrender his will, his way, his pride, and bow the knee to the King of kings. Understand you nit wit? Free will kept Jesus from saving Judas. That is why we are encouraged to pray for God to defeat his enemies, and those with mental defects like you that will not open your eyes and see. ALL WILL NOT BE SAVED!

    • Winston

      Aparently you follow the unbiblical hyper-grace theology. Although I agree with intercessory prayers for those who wrong us and even our enemies, but when THEY choose to continue to abuse, persecute, and murder innocent people then it is time for our Jesus/Messiah to be the “warrior King” that he is and destroy the enemies of God. Never forget that the battle is already won, and Satan and his followers will be destroyed – etenally.

  • DAY8293A

    I pray every day for God to remove the illegal alien muslim from the White House ”permanently”… if it be his will… Amen.

    • PatMan

      Amen and amen!

    • Croco Dile

      If the thing prayed for cometh to pass – “the gods have – God has – answered our prayers; blessed be their – His – holy name!” and the fortunate results are noised abroad. If by equal chance the prayed-for benefit is unattained, then “God knows better than we what is best for us,” and the less said about the failure the better for childlike Faith.

  • rockcut

    I think it is a a little sick to fit one’s political views into the bible. I reject this type of thinking out of hand.

    • buckofama2010

      And yet you just did what you rejected.

      • rockcut

        You will have to explain what you meant. I rejecting the context of the article. I have no idea what you think I rejected.

        • fliteking

          rockmeister the “Intolerant Tolerant” said :
          “I have no idea what you think I rejected.”

          Wow. Off center much?

  • MN_in_CA

    actually I think that it is more correct ‘to love others as I love myself’ which means that I hold others to the same standard of behavior as I do for myself. Also I give myself rebukes when I fail to hold the high standards of being a Christian.

  • Chris P

    You have to be kidding – what a totally childish notion that prayers will do anything. When are you going to grow up Doug.

    • Dianna Zerbe

      prayer changes things! Praise God! Glory be to Almighty God! Hallelujah!
      Thank you JESUS! I love JESUS!

    • buckofama2010

      Says the guy who posted a taunt of a 5 year old

      • Chris P

        You lost two elections – so clearly there is no God listening to you. When are you going to catch on?

        • fliteking

          Chris likes to come to conservative websites so he can showcase his intolerance and feel like a “strong woman” while still safe at home.

          • Chris P

            Are you watching Neil Shubin’s “Your Inner Fish” – he has you nailed. The cartooning moron returns with nothing but rock throwing.

    • gene456

      When are YOU going to grow up?

  • Erin Ashley Hedges

    So you’re telling your readers to wish destruction on all who disagree with them. Yeah, that’s some great christian value, right there

    • Memphis Viking

      Try reading the article before you comment.

    • PatMan

      Apparently you read the wrong article, because that is not what he stated.

    • Nonameever

      That is the battle chant of the DNC (As Hillary bellowed when she was elected First Lady, “We will reward our friends and payback our enemies.”)

    • Phaenius

      When the enemy is serving backhanded swings at our unprotected cheeks to which we offer our other is finished, having given them the words of salvation when at this point they are of a mind to be able to listen we persist to give them the truth, but when we start having to duck for cover as they spray lead at us and without response to intreaties to stop, we may indeed in self defense protect our own and our selves with like. We are not to first come to these people with force and have them submit to our viewpoints at the point of the sword or the slow cut of the knife at their throat as is found in some religions that are called the “religion of peace.” So indeed, I prefer the Christian values that first shows the mercy even to the last of civil discourse. You are still inside the tolerance level, with your insults merely mild to what we actually have to recieve.

      And as far as disagreeing is concerned, who in error has any wisdom at all to even begin to agree with us until their heart is changed…and by the way, we do not actually do that, for that is in God’s court. We speak the truth, they disagree to their own spiritual peril for we have NO weapons of steel to advance Christianity according to Paul in 2 Corinthians.

      2 Corinthians 10:3-6(KJV)
      3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after
      the flesh:
      4 (For the weapons
      of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down
      of strong holds;)
      5 Casting
      down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the
      knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of
      Christ;
      6 And having in a
      readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

    • Lugh

      Yes, Christians grow strong thru persecution and then rise up and smite their enemies. We are incredible warriors and soldiers as the Muslims found out. As will you people.

      • Erin Ashley Hedges

        And there’s the true christian way right there. Violence against non-violence. Yet you wonder why people are starting to turn on you

  • Winston

    If all Christians did were to invoke imprecatory prayer against our enemies, then how few of those enemies would be willing converts to Christianity and have changed lives. imprecatory prayer must be used “specifically” and not generally broad-based. Spiritual and physical lives are being changed dramatically in Islamic countries where thousands of Muslims are converting to Christianity after they read the Bible and compare their Quran with the Words of Almighty God/Jesus. Even Jews in Israel and around the world (diaspora) are coming to Jesus as their Messiah and Lord. So be very careful in imprecatory prayer because one lost soul may be your own fault.

  • Victor

    Question? Why then does scripture clearly indicate that “Israel,” including “Judah,” who now itself claims to be “Israel,” but not in truth or righteousness(Isaiah 48:1) are of Joseph’s seed(two-brothers)? Furthermore, why does scripture also say that “Israel” defeats the Islamic Nation of Turkey and it was Great Britain who did so, not Judah?(Ezekiel 25:14)? It’s simple folks! Roman LIES to honor Greece, who Rome had conquered in war and it was their tradition to honor the highest deities of those nations that they had defeated and Greece gave them “Zeus” to worship! Why? Answer, because “Israel” lost it’s identity by breaking the corresponding “Sabbaths(weekly & annual) covenant,” which was a “SIGN” to identify “Israel” FOREVER!(Exodus 31:13), not just until Rome made it about Greece, not “Jerusalem” and Israel followed Satan’s lie! OUCH! “Come out of her(Babylon) MY PEOPLE” & Remember that the SABBATHS SIGN WAS TO LAST FOREVER(Exodus 31:13)…again folks, it’s still and always will be about “Jerusalem,” NOT Rome! Our given 6,000 years is about over folks and Wednesday, September 24, 2014 is the correct date for the next spiritual Feast of Trumpets(Spiritual War). Could this be the real beginning of Jacob’s trouble? Watch…

  • CommiesMustDie

    When His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” But JESUS turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not know what kind of spirit you are of; for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.” Luke 9:54-56

    • WesTexan

      Thank you. We’re never commanded to or instructed in praying “imprecatory” prayers. Jesus made it quite clear that that comes from a foreign spirit—not the Holy Spirit. He specifically told us to pray for our enemies, not for their destruction.

      God is quite able to accomplish destruction whenever it pleases Him, but God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes on Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3:16) God is not willing that any should perish (2 Peter 3:9), so how can we arrogantly take it upon ourselves to pray for such an outcome.

      “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers,
      against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present
      darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” Ephesians 6:12

      Evil men and women are simply pawns of the rulers of darkness. Jesus bled and died to save such men and women. As Believers we walk a fine line, and Satan is always there waiting to push us too far in the wrong, fleshly direction.

      The New Covenant is one of God’s saving mercy and grace. Judgement is coming, but that time is not yet.

      • CommiesMustDie

        I agree

      • fedup

        King David was New Covenant. Did he not eat bread from the altar as a Levtical priest would have. O.T. means we needed a middle-man to go before God. David didnt need no middle-man to go to God for him. That’s New Covenant spirit led understanding David recieved as forerunner of things to be, that’s why God called him a apple in His eye, and David was after God’s heart.

      • herdzcatz

        However, there was a time that Paul the Apostle prayed for a sinning believer to be turned over to Satan for the destruction of his flesh so that he might be saved in the end. It is with restraint and the leading of the Holy Spirit that we pray such prayers; I believe that there is certainly a time and occasion for it. But the caution about the “sons of thunder” is well-received.
        Most of all, we must possess a bold spirit which will say to the Father, “Behold their threats and grant that signs and wonders be done in the name of Thy holy Child Jesus.”
        We are to have boldness, audacity, wisdom, and unshakable faith. God be with us all, and GO GET ‘EM, EVERYONE!

    • fedup

      Jesus rebuked them for they had a carnal spirit. Those people did not do any harm to them, they wanted no trespassers, there was no blood on their hands. Jesus said to not judge unrighteous,as was the case here. Read John 7:24 james and John were judging carnally

      • CommiesMustDie

        They were samaritans… Jews and Samaritans didnt get along at all. In fact they typically despised each other. The same way conservative vs liberal would (vice versa). So when the samaritans didnt receive them… (basically telling them to get lost) James and John got upset and told Jesus “lets do them as Sodom and gomorrah” … that is why Jesus rebuked them… not because of a carnal spirit… there was no carnality being displayed from this brief verses in scripture. It doesnt say that the disciples wanted to party in that village and the samaritans got upset about that… the town rejected them and Jesus.

        • fedup

          Well if the town rejected them and Jesus, isnt that carnal ?
          Jesus said, either you’re with me or against me.

          • CommiesMustDie

            By the Thayers Definition of the word for Carnal its meaning is Samaria or Guardianship , Strongs is ‘pertaining to flesh’… so this town of carnal people in Samaria rejected Jesus and His disciples but Jesus Himself didnt say lets pray against them or lets curse them… Jesus says LOVE one another.
            But Jesus said to him, “Do not hinder him; for he who is not against you is for you.”

          • fedup

            Pardon me, James and John were offended for Jesus becoz the town did not allow access for their Master, so as a result of the offense from the town people, their initial reaction was carnal, to bring fire down on the town was a overkill, is what i meant.

  • Annette Rose Giesbrecht

    We have to pray that God will change the hearts of those who are evil. That is the first line of attack. Conversely, we cannot pray that these evil people will continue their malicious behaviour. Therefore praying that God will punish these evil people is a last resort. This was not implied in the article. And God will use His influence, such as what happened in World War II when HE opened the hearts of the Allies to go against The Nazis and the Japanese Empire. And also caused the wall separating East and West Germany to be broken down.

  • Dorothy

    I love those King David prayers for self defense….self preservation….preservation of those who love God, and who have been under attack for so long…it becomes Solomon’s…to every season there is a reason for change. God doesn’t mean for us to be unprotected, gullible, victimized…and for those who are Christians what do you think the Second Coming will be like? Jesus, meek and mild, riding on a donkey? No according to the bible. I agree that many of our churches preach passivity …Jesus was not totally passive…he spoke his mind….straight up…emulate that honesty.

  • nmgene

    David prayed that Sauls being King would be shortened and it was. Pray for our enemies souls but also ask God to stop there evil. Leaving it up to God on how to deal with them.

  • taliesin319

    In the days of my youth, Roman Catholic Clergy were well versed in imprecatory prayer and had no qualms about reminding their parishioners of precisely what God could do and indeed did do to those recalcitrant in unrighteousness. Our clergymen of all denominations with some notable exceptions behave as though preaching and teaching consists of acting like 1960′s flower children or I’m ok-your’re ok
    pop psych gurus. It would be a treat to hear anything re out and out sin and
    how to combat it now that it is all around us and is called good.

    • ilpatriot58

      Exactly!!!! In fact, I recall being scared out of my Sunday best at some of sermons and messages we heard from the nuns and priests. And then came the 60′s/70′s free-love, if it feels good do it cultural explosion and suddenly we were being told that God wants us to be happy so therefore you could do as you want and just say you were sorry…..So many people left the Church thanks to the loosening up of the ‘rules’ and turning the religion into psychobabble and guitar masses….and others just checked out to live a life of reckless abandon….It is now time to pay the piper because while the masses were checked out of God, the Demons moved in…..and now we are paying the price.

  • 4lifeandfreedom

    So right, and we might be reminded that God does not hear the feigned prayers of the unsaved–only those that repent and ask for Christ to come into their hearts.
    How often do we hear “our thoughts and prayers are with them.” If that pray-er is not a follower of Christ, then where is the prayer coming from?

  • Town Crier

    I was railroaded into being fired years ago. I used Psalm 109 on “The Prosecutor” and it definitely WORKED! I know of other cases where it has also been effective.

  • Charlie A

    we should pray for the salvation of everyone. However, I also see nothing wrong with praying for evil to be defeated.

    • ilpatriot58

      There is nothing wrong to pray for evil to be defeated….not to do so is a sin.

    • sraze999

      And by defeated, you mean killed?

  • jong

    Psalm 109 is my favorite. And GOD always listens to prayers.

  • Helen

    Maybe, first and foremost, we should examine our own consciences and confess our shortcomings and outright turning away from Christ commandments. Do we good Christians really observe all of his commandments? Are our actions Christ like? Do we pray for non believers?Let us be honest with ourselves and promise God to make Him first and foremost in our lives. Starting with living our lives for Him each and every day. At that point we could pray the impredatory prayers for those who openly opose Our
    Lord and Savior!

  • Nel

    Anti-Christian movement is very active now. (See Franklin graham). To pray against that and the ongoing slaughter of Christians worldwide is a great idea. Amen.

    • lisarichards124

      Amen! So many Christians are blinded, being fed lies by anti-Christs and false prophets Jesus and Paul warned would come. And it is to destroy not bring life

      • ilpatriot58

        They are also being fed the pc version of Christianity in the vain attempt to attract more people to it…..

  • Bwana Obama is Forever

    The mere fact that people are desperate enough to consider a national Day of Prayer and Anathema against the Satanic Cabal led by a Marxist Islamic falsely documented president who was formerly known by many differing names and aliases, and who currently reigns over, rules and ruins this country – is indicative of the frustration that a hugely predominant segment of our population now has in legally ridding themselves of this Islamic curse upon our nation. Talking of impeachment addles all who would oppose him as they fear his Teflon like ‘Mantel of Racially Colored Immunity’ – He is now President Herpes and will last forever. Lets face it there is no cure.

  • Chief47

    I pray imprecatory prayers every single day and have done so since Obama’s first election. I have asked God to crush Obama and his henchmen and have also asked him to crush traitors to the American people, such as Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Diane Feinstein, John McCain, John Boehner, and numerous others. So far, these prayers have gone unanswered, but I’m a patient person and realize that God works on HIS schedule, not mine. But I see light at the end of the tunnel with the 2014 elections, so may that is where God is going to start answering my imprecatory prayers.

    • fedup

      They are being answered, that’s a promise. The prayer of the righteous avails much, be ye not weary in well doing. The spiritual mountains are being thrown into the sea and the fig tree is being withered as we speak. Praying with you as countless others are . You are not alone. Stay on the firing line.

    • lisarichards124

      I’m with you, because these anti-life, anti-humanity people are evil and we must pray against their plans and what they do and pray God redeem our nation, forgive us for abortion and allowing murder and pedophilia and other vile things to go unpunished. God wants good, not evil. God hates evil, He hates death or He would not have come as Christ to destroy and conquer death.

    • Chet

      I haven’t prayed for anyone to be crushed but indeed removed and sent packing in disgrace. The “church” in many cases today is just plain weak with jelly bellied preachers bringing soothing messages of a social gospel which now also envelopes homosexual marriage. And the biggest hoax swallowed by the modern “church” is that of Mother Earth Worship aka The First Confused Church of Mother Earth Worshipping Fools… They are on the move with their brand of fear and gloom and doom. Yet, try to engage them on the matter of death, judgment and eternal Hell fire for the lost among us and see how far you get… Nevertheless, Jesus Saves and his precious blood washes even the vilest Sinner clean who will but come to him in repentance and faith believing.

      • ilpatriot58

        Amen and your last words are the key……’his precious blood washes even the vilest sinner clean WHO WILL BUT COME TO HIM IN REPENTANCE AND FAITH BELIEVING’…..without repentance there can be no forgiveness.

      • bamissfa

        many churches today have removed the CROSS from the exteriors with no mention of Christ on their sign, using names like Community Church, City Church and for pete’s sake, CATALYST. all trying to sugarcoat and entice people into the doors.]

        BOLDLY proclaim Jesus Christ is LORD

    • mary

      And…God is not going to answer that kind of prayer. You’d be surprised to know that God loves President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Diane Feinstei, John McCain, John Boehner and numerous others.
      I doubt if God if pleased with people who claim to love God and have hatred in their hearts. What do you think about the numerous sexual sins among the ones that you call christian. It breaks my heart to see what ghis does to people who would otherwise embrace christianity. Don’t be just a christian, be a disciple of Christ. Spend you time praying that you will be an example of what Christ would do and ask that you be changed. If Christians would truly pray that hearts would be changed and that the eyes of our politicians would be open, I think that things would be different. Praying the, “God get them” is a useless time that you spend on your knees or whereever you do the hatred prayers. God bless you. Your imprecatory prayers will never be answered, but prayers in love might.

      • ilpatriot58

        Wow! No one is saying that God doesn’t love those people just as He loves the serial killer but not the sin that the serial killer commits. It is a shame that we Christians have allowed our religious beliefs, writings, to be made politically correct in a vain attempt to attract more followers. Please do some research on this subject and know that one does not have to pray for someone to be “crushed”, etc,, they are praying for an end to the evil-doing. How HE decides to do that is HIS will, not yours or mine!

        • bamissfa

          i do not believe God loves the reprobate.

          the unpardonable sin is rejection of God’s holy spirit.
          GOD does NOT indwell those who do not want him.

          Salvation is a GIFT. The recipient has the choice to accept the gift or reject the gift.

          my MIL rejected my gift once. It was the last gift I ever offered her.

          Scripture tells us that SAINTS the RIGHTEOUS will barely enter in, how much moreso will God do to those who trampled his precious son under their feet in disrespect.

          Read Psalms 2 Does that sound like a love everybody type of God. God loves the sinner. God does not love the reprobate; they are called tares and goats. Tares are allowed to grow amonst the wheat, then at the end the harvest of the world the tares ( weeds ) are cast into the fire and burnt.

          Jesus said, sheep to the right goats to the left, depart from me I NEVER KNEW YOU.

          • Webpreacher

            Wrong theology “bamissfa” so were in Holy Scripture do YOU read God does not love the “reprobate”? Here is what I read, “For God so loved the world……” John 3:16, we don’t see a list of exceptions there. everyone born in the world , God loves, for ALL of mankind is created in HIS image, in His likeness. God hates the sin, yes, but God loves the sinners. Romans 3:23, “For ALL have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” No one, is excluded from God’s Love, NO ONE ! However, everyone has the choice to believe the record God has given,(the Bible) or NOT. “Whosoever will” “shall be saved”, It is a free will choice, The Bible says, God is love, it never says anywhere in Holy Scripture the God is hate ! Oh, and in case you might go there, that passage of Scripture that says, “Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated”, does NOT mean God actually hated Esau, it speaks of How God chose Jacob, (the younger) over Esau, (the older), to bring forth the 12 Tribes of Israel, who are Jacob’s descendants, from which came the LORD Jesus, out of the Tribe of Judah ! God loves the “reprobate”, (given 6 times in the NT) in the Greek the word is “adokimos”, which has the idea of , “not standing the test”, a “failing”, or “disqualified”, The Apostle Paul, in this epistle to the Church in Rome (not catholic, which wasn’t “invented” until 180 years later) wishes none to fail to evidence genuine Christianity, for Jesus Christ dwells in the believer. This is addressing those who simply knew of God, but, rejected His provision for deliverance of sin’s death grip, which is eternal separation from God, in the place prepared called …HELL ! What is being taught, is that God gives the lost their just rewards, brings them into accountability for sin, whereas those who are trusting in God’s Christ, He delivers the one trusting in Him, from Hell’s Flames, and eternal loss, and thus rewarding the believer with eternal life in His Kingdom, a place prepared !
            NO, God does not hate those sinners who have forsaken their redeemer, God’s Christ, He loves all who are in the world !

      • sandraleesmith46

        Hate to put a pin in your bubble, but God DOES answer imprecatory prayers today! And He does expect us to do spiritual warfare with His enemies!

      • bamissfa

        GOD can even used the wicked to carry out his will and they will not know it.

        i pray for obama to RESIGN.

    • ilpatriot58

      Right there with you brother.

    • R. Shackelford

      Maybe the answer was just, “No.”

    • jlbs

      I understand what you are saying, Chief. Daily, I ask for our enemies to be defeated. The type of defeat is up to God and how He will deal with them, if He does. I also pray that all voters will become aware of what is happening in this country and will vote in a manner to save our country; also that all Christians and children, world-wide, be protected from persecution, violence and harm. We must be patient and never doubt He will do His will in His own good time.

      • bamissfa

        pray for the peace of Jerusalem as we are instructed in the Holy Bible

  • AClearThought

    Dear Doug,

    I normally love your writings but this is clearly out of bounds.
    The Psalms reference OT precepts about enemies. The OT called for revenge and retribution against human enemies but Jesus called for a paradigm shift in the NT. He was pretty clear about that in Matt.5:28. The reasoning behind it is in the question, who is now our enemy? Ephesians 6:12 .
    As for the devil, our NT enemy target, most of what’s said ( in the NT) wasn’t mentioned at all in the OT. You can see how things changed after Jesus.
    Cursing is in great opposition to Christ’s grace and commands, it exacts a price from the one who curses as well as the one cursed. Matt. 7:2.

    With all due respect, please remove this article or check this out with someone knowledgable on the subject. Thank You and God bless you.

    • ilpatriot58

      I appreciate your comments and right to make them but I believe you need to do some research on the subject. We’re not talking about cursing, insults and the like, we’re talking about the evildoers who walk among us and are actively trying to destroy the Church, the Country, the Constitution, human beings because they are Jewish or Catholic…..get my point?

      • Sama

        “We’re not talking about cursing, insults and the like, we’re talking
        about the evildoers who walk among us and are actively trying to destroy
        the Church, the Country, the Constitution, human beings because they
        are Jewish or Catholic…..”
        What? Are you saying Jews & Catholics are actively trying to destroy the Church, the Country, the Constitution? Not sure what you are trying to say here.

        • Me_in_Canada_eh

          He said evildoers try to destroy innocent people who are Jewish or Catholic because those people (the innocents) are Jewish or Catholic.

        • sandraleesmith46

          SOME who claim those labels ARE, in fact, part of the body seeking to do precisely that, not all. But sorting out which are which requires that we exercise spiritual discernment, also called judgment.

    • sandraleesmith46

      Jesus NEVER “reclassified” evil, and there’s no “paradigm shift” with respect to what constitutes Sin or Evil either! If you believe that, it’s “another Jesus” NOT the only begotten Son of God, as presented in the Bible whim you follow! The very God/ very Man Who is God clothed in human flesh, so that He might BE our Kinsman Redeemer, but Who never stopped being God. He never changed His mind about what IS sin, or how it’s to be dealt with.

      • AClearThought

        Read it again….Reclassified of ‘who’ the enemy is …..not evil. In the OT enemies were human in the NT, as per Jesus, humans are not the enemy, the devil is. Read the scripture references for clarification. Matt.5:43

        • sandraleesmith46

          So, by your definition the Pharisees, Sadducees, and money changers were… what? Obviously not human, because they were most assuredly handled as enemies. God does still consider consistent practitioners of sin, who have been “turned over to their reprobate minds” by their own choices, to be His enemies, and to deal with them as such. He hasn’t changed, and since Jesus was very much a present and active Force in the OT too, He also never changes. Things He taught as part of our behavior for WITHIN the body of the Church, have all-too-often been twisted and misapplied to those still actively and intentionally practicing various sins.

          • bamissfa

            thank you sandra!

            the church has become lax concerning their duties.
            the believers who are committing sin are to be reprimanding by the church. After 3 times, if the believer do not withdraw from his sin he is to be set outside the church. No doubt this is where the Catholic church uses the term “excommunication”

            Also when a believer is sick the elders of the church are to pray over them

          • sandraleesmith46

            Excommunication means “placed outside communion”,or fellowship. It’s from the Latin, and should be done far more often and better enforced than it is. And yes, we should also have elders who pray for the sic, with laying on of hands. But so many churches now deny the power of the Holy Spirit, it’s little surprise that doesn’t happen.

      • bamissfa

        agree with sandra lee

        Jehovah Yahweh said THERE IS NO OTHER SAVIOUR BUT me.
        This is in perfect agreement with Gospel of St John chapter 1 which says in a lot of words that Jesus Christ IS God. Jesus Christ is THE LORD the same Lord as in the OT. Satan has been around since the garden of eden seeking whom he may devour and entering heaven making accusations against Christ’s believers.

        just think it was God’s CREATIONS that hung THE CREATOR on the tree ( cross)

        Jesus was very harsh with the hypocritical pharisees. Jesus was a manly man, he was a carpenter. No pansy there. Jesus was no liberal.
        He initially came to save Israel but they refused him. As he prophesied in the book of Isaiah, in him the Gentiles would seek

  • lisarichards124

    Amen Doug! Just another reason I get so fed up with churches: Pick and choose, but do not accept the entire Bible.

    God told us to destroy the enemy. Jesus’ telling us to love our enemies was talking about people who personally have offended us from friends to neighbors to family. Jesus was not talking about God’s enemies who are people who massacre mankind as Islam does, who go with Satan as Islam does. Also, Jesus hated evil, He despised everything about the devil and God’s enemies, or He would not say He was coming back to destroy and kill evil.

    We Americans should be praying against Islam, that it be rejected and destroyed in our nation and that all Muslims who have open hearts will see Jesus and walk away from Islam. Pray against Islam, pray against murderers of mankind or sit back and let evil slaughter.

    Prayer is our most powerful weapon and in the OT we see how to use it for bringing safety against evil, to crush evil. Jesus never told us to love and tolerate evil or he would have said love evil as you love yourself.

    Jesus also said He did not come to abolish the law. But many will insist Jesus was anti-war–he was not or He will not be coming to fight the devil in a battle to the devil’s death. The enemy is still alive and slaughtering God’s people: Islam, who are descended from the enemies throughout the OT and NT. But wussy churches tell us to love everyone, when Jesus was not talking about loving evil-doers. Loving our enemy is not about Islam as some will no doubt insist, it’s about those who personally hurt us.

    Keep telling the truth Doug! I’m with you. Too many do not have the guts to stand up and say “I hate evil, and it should be destroyed.” By not doing that, we allow evil to flourish and innocents to die

    • Lugh

      Yes, Jesus hated the Pharisees and cursed them. Today’s Evangelicals bow to them and almost worship them. As you know, todays’s Judaism is the Pharisee Sect. Very little connection with the Old Testament. We are the heirs of the Prophets – not the “Jews”.

  • David S.

    Not really familiar with this type of prayer. God is not obligated to go against His own will. You are free to pray for whatever. God is not obligated to say yes – it’s based on His will. Jesus said “love your enemies” but praying that justice and God’s will to be done is also fine, in my view.

  • mhojai

    Seems Doug has forgotten there is a “New Testament” …and isn’t it a kind of an insult to presume God wouldn’t recognize and deal with His enemies? (Perhaps Doug is thinking more of Doug’s enemies than God’s?) Reminds me of the old days with Rin Tin Tin “yo Rinny!” — giving God to play the part of Rinny. Presuming God is a servant, gofer, butler or hit man, might use a little reconsideration.

    • sandraleesmith46

      How LITTLE you understand Jesus! The Bible is a WHOLE message, consistent from Genesis through Revelation!

      • mhojai

        While I do appreciate the Divine inspiration throughout, it helps to keep in mind that the Bible is a “library” of 66 books written over a very long period of time…recording that which was initially handed down by word of mouth before there was reading and writing, and then compiled in 325AD by the Nicene council -a group who took it upon themselves to select what THEY presumed to be God’s Word and entered them as one collection. The “New Testament” was necessary because the primitive concepts of a vengeful tribal deity had to be corrected by the understanding of “God is Spirit” and “God is Love” — I really don’t think He who forgave those who crucified Him would support the petitioning for the “enemies of an Omnipotent God” to be smited. Did He not heal the soldiers ear and chastise Peter?
        Sanctimoniously declaring one “knows Jesus” while spewing hatred is a major contradiction.
        Sometimes, a little thought helps.

        • sandraleesmith46

          More often than thought, liberal application of the Holy Spirit, Who clarifies those seeming contradictions, is appropos. So is understanding the whole as the context! I’m aware it’s 66 books, written over a span of about 2,000 years by some 40 -odd men, most of whom never met one another, and then tinkered with by more men, who had an agenda of their own, which wasn’t necessarily in line with God’s agenda. I’m also aware my God is powerful enough to influence those men to insure His message was in fact adequately contained in that collection. When viewed as a whole, most of the seeming contradictions resolve, but when they don’t the Holy Spirit is wirh us to teach us and make clear God’s Word.

          • bamissfa

            written by jews for primarily jews
            when jews refused to accept Jesus Christ as their promised Messiah, they refused the mission he had planned for them which was to carry the gospel ( truth ) of Jesus Christ into the entire world. God Jesus Christ knew this would happen which is why HE Yahweh prophecied in Isaaih that the Gentiles would become the light of the world and so gentiles did.

          • Lugh

            How strange then is Paul’s idea that Gentiles were only allowed in to take the place of unbelieving Jews. Doesn’t fit with the Great Commission at all. It’s like he reverted back into a Pharisee there.

        • bamissfa

          the holy bible is the only holy book in the world that prophesies foretells the future

  • Sama

    I remember being taught about imprecatory prayer as a youngster. It was to be taken VERY seriously and never made personal…but must have clarity on the evil being prayed against. The prayer is not against the person but against the evilness being taught, produced, legalized and/or recommended to others sometimes under penalty.

    Reminds me of Obamacare forcing me to fund the murder of babies.

    • sandraleesmith46

      Excellent example of a target for imprecatory prayer!

  • Psychodad

    Some Christians ( mostly Evangelicals ) see Jesus as feminine not masculine . For this reason Christianity is dying.

    • nahum

      It is thoughtless to make such a wide general statement .Of course there are some who portray Christ Jesus as you say, but throughout history there have been 5 point fundamentalists, and evangelicals who told the truth about the masculinity about my God,see the Novationists,. the Lombards ect. .How about David Livingston, Bobby Moffit, Hudson Taylor. By the way , the majority of art portraying Jesus as the weak girl was commissioned by the catholic church.

    • sraze999

      Oh, is that why?

    • sandraleesmith46

      Maybe effeminate is more the characteristic? Certainly NOT as the strong Man He was in this world!

  • Edith

    We must be very careful about praying for God to do away with our enemies…..IF we don’t really know who the enemies are! There was a time in the experience of the children of Israel when they prayed that God would do away with their enemy and God did away with themselves because God was on the side of THEIR ENEMIES!

    I believe America does not currently have God on our side.

    • sandraleesmith46

      We don’t pray that for OUR enemies; but for HIS enemies, and if they happen to overlap, so be it! Imprecatory prayers ARE still appropriate as long as any still stand in opposition to God’s will and ways! In case you haven’t noticed, there are a LOT of those running loose still today!

      • Ann Wilson

        Your posts make you sound the -itch I’m sure you are. Rag, rag ,rag. Wanna be lawmaker that thinks she knows oh so much. Sometimes you are correct and sometimes you aren’t. Take a chill pill.

        Romans 12:3
        [ Humble Service in the Body of Christ ] For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you

        Proverbs 21:19
        Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife.

        • sandraleesmith46

          I do live in a desert. And I accept your ungracious concession you have no valid point, that you need to resort to name-calling. If I wanted to be a lawmaker, I’d run for a legislative office. I’m simply.serving my Lord in the manner in which He asked of me!

          • Ann Wilson

            Not a concession nor name calling. You simply miss my point. While you often have valid statements and make a good point you lose your point in the way you present it and cause others to want to irritate you because they know they easily can. Your point is missed in your nagging presentation.

          • sandraleesmith46

            Really? Labeling someone after a female dog isn’t name calling in your book? Most of the OT prophets were also labeled, by those to whom they were sent wirh unpopular messages, in impolite terms, because they carried God’s unvarnished truth to people whi needed to hear it too! Not my problem how the hearers choose to react, only that they hear it. What they then do is up to them!

          • Ann Wilson

            Bye.
            2 Timothy 2:23
            Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.

          • sandraleesmith46

            You go on back to your plastic caricature of Jesus and all your warm, fuzzy feel-good platitudes, in that case and leave the work of the cross to those of us willing to take it up with the Biblical Jesus!

    • teri

      Our enemy is a spiritual foe. Eph. 6

  • Immortal32

    I find most Americans to be incredibly ignorant of the fact that brave men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. I have prayed many an imprecationary prayer. Right before swiftly sweeping an enemy of God’s dome piece right off its swivel. The SOF hammer falls with incredible accuracy and force facilitated by our God. Bad people are killed everyday so that Nancy boy Christians can preach about love and peace?! Not what I read. Peace is a feeling, not a state of being, and frankly, it’s for pussies in this earthly form. How dead every single idiot and intellectual in this Country would be without an imprecation prayer offered against the enemies of God in our NT world without the Great Shepherd and the Sheepdogs to watch over the bleating sheep. Wake the hell up. Or at least let me sign a waiver to not fight for you select individuals when I am called to go. My guys are clearly on God’s side and He is clearly on ours. Mission Success time and time again against uncountable odds.

    • sandraleesmith46

      AMEN!

    • Webpreacher

      Every one of Christ disciples , the 12 Apostles, all suffered brutal deaths at the hands of those who oppose their teachings of Salvation in Christ name. James was thrust through with the edge of the sword, Brother Peter also was taken and crucified upside down, John the Baptist was beheaded for the joy of a girls delight, and NOT once, in the “NT”, do we find a prayer for God to rain down fire and brimestone upon any of those oppressors of the Church. Brother Steven, who gave a great preaching message , in Chapter 7 of the Book of the Acts of the Apostles, was stoned to death, and his last prayer, as he willing knelt down , was that God would NOT charge them with this sin, yes, he prayed for those who were talking his life…..HELLO Christian ? Jesus also, when nailed to the cross he was called to bare, just before giving up the ghost, prayed to the Father on behalf of those who mocked him, who beat him, who spate in in face, who ridiculed him, and for those who nailed his flesh to the cross, praying: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do”..(Luke 23:34) .HELLO Christian, there are times, when I , being a saved man, purchased by the blood of the Lamb of God, do not know what I’m doing, and many times in my walk with Christ, I do, betray my LORD, with neglecting what is “my reasonable service” (Romans 12:1)….HELLO “Christian”, are we afraid to suffer persecution, then you better stay in America and enjoy your “comfort zone” ?

      • bamissfa

        and yet web preacher the entire bible is full of these phrases:

        The Day of the LORD
        the wrath of God

        Paul said we are not subject to God’s wrath.

        check out biblegateway.com search by keyword or phrase

  • possumpoop

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Lucifer himself get cast from heaven for presuming to be as important/wise as God………………………..who is man to pray for people to be killed in the name of God? …………………..now if you want to pray the the principalities of this present darkness to be conquered, that’s a whole different realm. To pass judgement on those as vile as Hitler, OSB, Sadam, or even Barry is to put yourself equal to God – Just like Lucifer. I don’t care for Muslims or any other Christian-bashing religion, however I pray that the religion itself will die while the individuals find Christ

    • sandraleesmith46

      Not exactly; Lucifer thought he should be God’s equal at least in power, if not replace Him entirely, as the object of worship! Imprecatory prayers don’t involve calling death down on INNOCENT people, only those whose OWN free will choices have already condemned them in any case! WE aren’t passing judgment on anyone; even God isn’t! Each person has free will, and his/her OWN choices do the condemning! God is simply executing the sentence each has called down on his/her own head! You’re one of the reasons we’re being overrun by the enemies of Jesus and Yhwh! Pick up your scourge and DRIVE those money changers OUT of the Temple! We are called to make judgments about sin, daily, and with respect to the people practicing sins!

  • Michael Skok

    Jesus said to love your enemies. But He said that your enemies would be of your own house. He said, “Think not I’ve come to bring peace but a sword. I came to set sons against their fathers, daughters against their mothers, daughters-in-law against their mothers-in-law; your worst enemies will be the members of your own family.” (Matthew 10:34 Good News Bible) Jesus said in Luke 14:26, “If any man come to me and hate not his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, and even his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.” I once told my mother, “I hate you as my mother. I love you as my enemy.” She was happy I said that.

    • bamissfa

      Jesus said love your enemies, everyone forgets the part that follows for in doing so thou heap coals upon his head.

      IOW your enemy will suffer MORE at the hands of God because of your goodness back to your enemy.

      rewarding evil for good is going to be punishable by GOD himself.

  • sandraleesmith46

    Imprecatory prayers still work today! God never chastised those who prayed them in the OT, or told them to stop praying thus! He reads hearts, and knows the intentions of each person; just be sure to target those who have made themselves HIS enemies, and go for it!

  • Alleged Comment

    If you knew what the illegal sodomite negro is doing to America and his jackboot cabinet and congressman you might want to do an imprecation prayer RIGHT NOW, before he hands you over to the Chinese, Russians, Mexicans and Moslems much to the cheers and delight of liberals (godless, lawless) populace.

    But, don’t worry, after they get the patriots they will go after the liberals.

  • lfhpueblo

    Hey I’ve been praying that he exacts his Godly vengeance on those that come against his children. How God directs that Godly vengeance is up to him. Sometimes he uses people to do such, e.g. Joshua and The Battle of Jericho, and sometimes God uses his creation, e.g. Noah’s Flood. I haven’t been directed by God to lead an army, but I think he may very well be rising up some Christian people for that purpose in this age.

  • Steve Barnett

    I won’t pray for something bad to fall on someone who has wronged me, but I do believe there is a point where you just have to say I will let the Lord reward you for your works. The Apostle Paul did this in 2 Tim 4:14.

    • bamissfa

      vengeance is mine saith the Lord GOD, I will repay said God.

      how dare those that GOD permitted to power oppress the children of GOD.
      It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of THE LIVING GOD.

      Psalms 2 the entire plan of God

      • Phishhed444

        If the electorate had chosen our leadership, then we could say it is of God? Yet the evildoers used technology to be chosen; evil begets evil.

  • Ann Wilson

    I agree with you. Do not go into battle without prayer.
    Ecclesiastes 3:8
    a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

    • Webpreacher

      John Hagee is a heretic, a false teacher, it is sad to see so many deceived with the many heretical teachers sprawled all over America today;

      http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Doctrines‘john_hagee_heresy.htm

      http://www.jesus-is-javior.com/False%20Doctrines/Zionism/john_hagee-heretic.htm

      http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/wolves_in_sheep‘s_clothing.htm

    • sraze999

      I agree.
      I was battling with my coworker for this promotion, so I prayed that my coworker would die, and then he did. Praise Jesus!

      • Webpreacher

        that my friend is NOT of God, but is of the Devil , and very troubling to see you boast in such evil intent with giving praise to the giver of LIFE, Christ Jesus ?

        • sraze999

          Praying for someone else’s death is not of God. This is my protest.

      • LynxNews

        I wonder if you have the slightest clue that nobody here is buying the crap you’re selling except for the same liberal mental rejects that are also being paid to post on sites like this. Lie all you want , speak all you want because the more you do the more you reveal yourself to be the utter douche bag that you are.

        • sraze999

          You hurt my feelings! -tear-
          LOL! Yeah, I really don’t care.

          • LynxNews

            And there lies the source of your problems.

          • sraze999

            Neat!
            Tell me more about my problems. Tell me all about it. What kinds of problems do I have? This is going to be good.

  • seenitb4

    Doug is right on! I’ve been praying the imprecatory prayer for years but it comes at a price. One needs to be the kind of person God can bless because of that person’s fasting and dedication to the spreading of the Gospel. Many well meant prayers never reach God because of pithy praying. Those of us who deeply care for this country need to band together in praying for this nation

  • Issachar

    Amen and preach it brother. A great deal of the whole counsel of God is being ignored and evil is thriving as a result. Where are the warriors? I pray that type of prayer every day, that evil would be exposed and brought down, that God would oppose the proud (BO) and give grace to the humble. We need to name names and pray against the evil they are bringing in this land.

  • Teri

    I pray almost always scripture prayers and a lot of them are of these type, but remember that the enemy is not flesh and blood but is a spiritual foe, Eph. 6.

    • Ruger S Redhawk

      Yes, and his minions are here in flesh and blood

  • Ruger S Redhawk

    In likeness of King David who wrote these Psalms, I’ve been praying imprecatory prayers more than ever these past dozen years or so.
    Especially since Obozo and his evil cabal have been in office.
    _____
    See what St.John the Baptist has to say when being approached by the Pharisees.

  • bamissfa

    ive prayed prayers like that regarding reprobates and the corrupt in our government.

    prayer that their corruptions and lies be exposed.
    prayer that God’s people will have the scales fall from their eyes that they might discern the evil in our government and WH

    after hearing for years and reading in scripture that satan is titled ” the prince of the power of air” saw a cel phone commercial about the power of the air. Light bulb moment for me and since then it is difficult to look at technology in communications as anything other than a ball and chain to slavery and the mark of the beast

  • Josh

    Be careful what you pray for! A lot of Christians may reap themselves just what they pray for. Especially those that are worshiping a false god and graven images. The number one idolatrous false graven image and is probably what is referred to as the great deception of revelations is the constitution of the united states. This document in each paragraph violates the laws of The God of the Holy Bible. Yet so many Christians think that this is a foundation of rock to stand on. When in fact it is just sinking sand. A humanist doctrine Nothing in the us constitution has Christ’s blessing. If you want God to bless America then America should start blessing God. If you want God to smite His and our enemies then we need to become obedient to Him and not constitutional man made laws. go to http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org and see the differences your self.

    • Webpreacher

      Absolutely Josh, great post ; though God does establish kingdoms (Nations / Countries) raises up kings and also brings them to naught, Christians are NOT to trust in them, nor look to them for their freedoms and liberties, nor for our well being, which God alone can provide !
      Also, know this, God does NOT afford “His Ambassadors” (Born Again followers of Christ), “freedom of speech”, NO… HE…. DOES…. NOT…PERIOD !

      Just a few Scripture verses ; there are lots more !
      Job 37:22
      Proverbs 3:28 / 20:22 / 24:29 /
      Ecclesiasters 7:10
      Jeremiah 1:7
      Romans 10:6
      2 Corinthians 9:4
      Ephesians 6:19
      Colossians 4: 3,6
      Titus 2:8
      James 1:26
      1 Peter 3:10
      1 John 3:18

    • Phishhed444

      Since the progressives made the Constitution “a living document”, and not a rock we can base our freedoms (of man) on, then as now it is diluted and “unjust to our Lord. Further, since progs insisted the Ten Commandments etc be removed from state function…our country/Republic is diluted and WEAK.

  • RJR Fan

    Gary North compared imprecatory praying to juggling hand-grenades — not something to do casually. Apoc. 8 gives teh correct pattern — the officers (“angels”) of the church carry the prayers of the church to the throne of God. At that point, judgement rains down from heaven. It’s a trial scene, the courtroom is God’s own throne room (the church in worship assembled), and the faithful elders serve as the prosecuting attorneys.

    ALTHOUGH — two brothers pleading God’s case in front of an abortuary were led to deal thus with a foul-mouthed “activist” who sat in the death star’s parking lot and loudly read pornography to the defenders of life. They read imprecatory psalms to the abuser, and paused at the end of each to ask, “Robin, are you really SURE you want to be an enemy of God? That might be a VERY bad idea.” The guy was found dead a week later in his apartment, of “natural causes.”

  • Henry Ko

    Since people tend to wish that challenges be dealt with in a visible structured manner, centralized planning and control can be appealing.

  • Little Bright Feather

    It is true. The “apple of God’s Eye” (David) prayed curses on his enemies all the time !

  • ChristianDystopian

    Sadly the evangelical/charismatic churches I grew up in had certainly mastered this form of prayer after they got involved in Politics or more accurately Politics become the gospel. The admonition of Jesus to “Bless & Curse not” is evidently optional.

  • Five Guyz

    Reject the superstitions and illusions of today’s liberals and progressives: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • Judah

    Mr Giles, Thank you for this article.

  • Harvey Melton

    Isiah 54:17 me and a brother in christ were out visiting for the bus route, it seemed like every neighborhood we went too had already been visited by this couple who fortune tellers, soothsayers, they had all their idols lined up in their foyer etc, i had enough of this interference, we went to confront them, we talked to them about how God feels about such practices, i informed them that if they insisted in trying to thwart the church that they would be cursed, i and my brother in Christ prayed for God to curse them in whatever way he saw fit in order to stop them, very soon thereafter the city counsel ran them out of town and for a very long time the place that had they had ran their business from stayed vacant, but the themselves never came back.i believe we can after all else has been tried pray down curses upon our enemies,but you must be scriptural on all steps. and it must be done out of a pure heart not for your own benefit so much but for the benefit of spiritually bondaged people that they may be freed and brought out of the darkness into the light, and then the way would be much clearer for them to enter into the kingdom of God.

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