Is there such thing as a ‘dangerous’ prayer? You’d better believe it.
If your idea of prayer is some timid now-I-lay-me, ‘sorry to bother you God’ routine, you’re missing out.
If you think that every time you approach God you need to read from a script, there’s a whole other dimension to prayer you haven’t thought about.
The kind that left Mary Queen of Scots (aka ‘Bloody Mary’) saying:
I fear the prayers of John Knox more than all the armies of England.
He had one prayer he said every day — “Lord, give me Scotland, or I die” and one particularly aggressive (vicious, maybe?) prayer directed to the queen that comes up in the conversation.
Christians were not called to lead a passive life.
Paul taught that we ‘WRESTLE AGAINST’ powers and principalities.
In Jesus’ own words, the ‘gates of hell cannot prevail’ against the Church — notice who’s playing defense there.
Scripture is loaded with militant language like ‘the Weapons of our Warfare’. Some of the most aggressive language in Scripture can be found in those ‘sweet’ prayers in Psalms.
If we take their example seriously, it might help some of us flip that switch from passive victims to victorious overcomers who laugh in the face of a determined enemy.
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by Doug Giles
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