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Dirty Harry Prayers for America?

Many of my readers are beyond feeling “concerned” about our Obama-driven nation. I’d say they’re angry. Not only are they ticked, but they also feel helpless, ignored and betrayed by their elected GOP pansies. This, obviously, adds to their angst. Some of my more genteel readers and listeners are even starting to mutter mild curse words under their breath as they watch things on TV get bleaker by the moment. I’m sorry . . . I mean by the second.

One of the positive things that has come about by beholding this American socialistic meltdown has been the passive members of our party becoming more active in keeping up with how our politicos are gang raping us while telling us we should be thanking them and that pillaging our country is good for us. Glad to see you boys finally woke the heck up.

Also, timid and sweet traditional value voters are not—not—talking about religion and politics any longer. Oh no, they’re finally entering the verbal fray and starting to flap as they watch the USA morph into the USSA.

Yep, not only are more conservatives and Christians investigating the most nefarious group of leaders our GP has ever elected, they are finally verbal with their disdain for Obama’s, Pelosi’s and Reid’s expensive and disastrous crack pipe dreams (family reunions will never be the same). But they’re showing up, by the hundreds of thousands, at Tea Party protests! Well yippee ki-yay! Now, it’s getting interesting. Oh, I almost forgot: These conservatives have also bought more guns in the last four months than they ever had in the last forty years. God, I love it. I’ll have an S&W model 29 with a side order of 300gr. Hollow points, please.

However, the freshly alert and active amongst us still feel very vulnerable and are not digging the thought of their kids, grandkids, or themselves being on the receiving end of an Obama America. They like the old and superior Superbad America that’s free, militarily strong, economically viable and at least semi-morally upright—not this rat cage, socialistic, Czar-laden, left of left, Tila Tequila, Liberals Gone Wild swill we’re being Jim Jones’d into swallowing by Washingtonians who do not give a rat’s backside regarding our nation’s original intent. So, these newly awakened conservatives sit and yell at the TV as they watch the Obama gang dismantle America while their BS detectors ping more than the metal detectors at Islamabad International Airport.

Now, before you compadres bust a vein in your foreheads, let me help you out with a little Christianity Doug Giles style. To assist you in your efforts to change this SNAFUed situation, you must add to your repertoire of petitions you offer up to God Almighty what I like to call Dirty Harry prayers: radical prayers against the radically unrighteous direction our nation is headed. You heard me right. I said pray against this fetid mess.

Most good Christian folks only pray “for” stuff. For example, most believers’ entreaties are for a new car, a nice house, high test scores in school, healing for a sick loved one, or that God will never allow them to become Leif Garrett. That’s pretty much the now-I-lay-me-down-to-sleep extent of most Christians’ cries to God.

The believer, however, has an insanely powerful arsenal of divinely-inspired dynamite to utilize against unrighteousness and those who propagate it. Yep, Dinky, it’s a prayer against both sin and sinner—the problem and its perpetrator. Theologians call these the imprecatory prayers, or maledictions. I call them Dirty Harry prayers (h/t Rick Godwin), prayers to pull out and pray when things get bad. Real bad. Prayers you use when a nation’s getting mucked up by degenerate priests or politicos.

Who in the Scripture volleyed these Holy Spirit inspired invectives toward people and places? Well, guys like Moses, Joshua, David, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Paul and uh . . . let’s see . . . there was someone else. Oh! I remember . . . Jesus. Yep, the Prince of Peace prayed some not-so-nice prayers against a gaggle of corrupt critters who were a hindrance to life and truth on His planet.

King David, however, at least from a recorded standpoint, was the king of incendiary intercession. This giant killer shook more Goliaths in his prayers and songs than he ever did with a rock and slingshot. Here’s a sample list of how David rolled in prayer: Psalms 5, 7, 9, 10, 17, 25, 28, 31, 35, 40, 41, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 63, 68, 69, 70, 71, 74, 79, 83, 94, 104, and 109. I bet you haven’t heard these read or prayed in church against our nation’s corruption, have you? I didn’t think so. It might be time to dust them off and offer ‘em up if you’re truly concerned about the state of our union.

Doug Giles

Doug Giles is Pastor of Liberty Fellowship in Wimberley, TX, and is the founder of (290M+ page views). Giles is also the author of the NEW book, The Wildman Devotional: A 50 Day Devotional For Men. Follow Doug on Instagram and Truth Social at @thegilesway and on Twitter @TheArtOfDoug.

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