The ‘Dirty Harry’ Prayers of the Bible – The Psalms of War

Written by Doug Giles on November 10, 2021

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If you’re neck-deep in the fight of your life, would you rather whip out a meek and mild ‘now I lay me’ kind of prayer, or the spiritual equivalent of Dirty Harry’s .44 Magnum?

You DO have that kind of prayer in your arsenal, don’t you?

Because God has provided it, right there in scripture.

He has demonstrated its use.

And he has entrusted the spiritual big guns to even the ‘lowliest’ of His children so we don’t have to worry about the Enemy of Our Souls getting the drop on us if we take an unexpected detour down some spiritual dark alley.

You might think of it as the Second Amendment of our Spiritual War. In case you missed the memo, that war has been raging since the dawn of time.

But too many churches don’t even teach their flocks that this firepower exists, let alone that, properly handled, it can scare the Hell out of Satan and his crew, like Dirty Harry did in that famous ‘do I feel lucky’ scene — with one critical difference: you never have to worry about running out of ammo.

Maybe your youth group missed teaching you about that kind of prayer. That doesn’t mean it’s too late to unlock God’s armory and take a look at what’s waiting inside.

Psalms of War: Prayers That Literally Kick Ass is a collection, from the book of Psalms, regarding how David rolled in prayer. I bet you haven’t heard these read, prayed, or sung in church against our formidable enemies — and therein lies the Churches problem. We’re not using the spiritual weapons God gave us to waylay the powers of darkness. It might be time to dust them off and offer ‘em up if you’re truly concerned about the state of Christ’s Church and of our nation.

Also included in this book, Psalms of War, are reproductions of the author’s original art from his Biblical Badass Series of oil paintings.

This is a great gift for the prayer warriors. Real. Raw. Relevant.