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Prayers or Curses?

Prayers or Curses?

Heather Abraham….
Apparently, this devout Christian woman belongs to a prayer group that meets regularly to pray for, in her words, “our nation, family, friends, and fellow Christians.” I found it intriguing that the nation would be of first importance but continued to listen (and take notes) as she discussed how these prayers had helped so many and her belief that prayer is the “most powerful human force on earth.” According to her, prayer is dangerous when used by those “who are enemies of our Christian Nation” and that Christians everywhere need to pray in groups to “counteract the evil prayers that are offered up daily.”

Psalm 109 Imprecatory Prayer Case to Go Forward in Texas

Psalm 109 Imprecatory Prayer Case to Go Forward in Texas

By Chris Rodda, Talk To Action….
For the past year and a half or so, droves of right wing Christian websites have been selling a variety of “Pray for Obama” items — t-shirts, bumper stickers, hats, and even teddy bears — all sporting the slogan “Pray for Obama” followed by the Bible verse reference “Psalm 109:8.” Psalm 109 is what’s known as an imprecatory prayer — a prayer to invoke evil, misfortune, or physical harm upon someone. The words of Psalm 109:8 are: “Let his days be few; and let another take his office.” The next line is “Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.”