Una oración por la protección de nuestros enemigos
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Orando por la destrucción de tus enemigos
We release any unforgiveness, thoughts of revenge, or hateful emotions that can quench Your Spirit in our hearts. Then give us wisdom as we seek how to bless, to love, and to pray for our enemies. I pray imprecatory prayers all the time – I think of it as praying against waves of evil – which seem high and numerous these days.
A common theme you can see in the imprecatory prayers is that of stopping evil short so that it can not continue destroying the lives of the innocent. These prayers are directed at evil men who have the power to take thousands or even millions of lives. Lord Jesus, following Your example and command, we pray for our enemies today. We ask first that You would saturate our lives with the Holy Spirit’s power and might. Send Your love flowing through us, and forgive us for holding on to anything that could hinder our prayers.
Defiéndete con el espíritu de Dios
I believe the imprecatory prayers were the right thing at that time in that situation for those who prayed them, thus they are righteous and inspired prayers. On the other hand I cannot tell you whether or not you should ever pray an imprecatory prayer. My suspicion is that few of us will have the exact circumstances that David had when he prayed these prayers.
Before the war started in Ukraine I also had not thought very much about the place of imprecatory prayers in my own gloria rezo life and in my theology. War, however, has a way of shaping your thinking and calling into question certain ideas.
Thus they call for judgment not simply because these men have killed the innocent but because they have offended the Holy. In this way the imprecatory prayers are also prophetic as they look forward to God’s just punishment gloria oracion on wicked men who will not repent of their evil deeds. One of the biggest problems Christians have with imprecatory prayers is that Jesus’ words seem to contradict the idea of praying for the destruction of your enemy.
- A common theme you can see in the imprecatory prayers is that of stopping evil short so that it can not continue destroying the lives of the innocent.
- These prayers are directed at evil men who have the power to take thousands or even millions of lives.
- Send Your love flowing through us, and forgive us for holding on to anything that could hinder our prayers.
- We release any unforgiveness, thoughts of revenge, or hateful emotions that can quench Your Spirit in our hearts.
- Lord Jesus, following Your example and command, we pray for our enemies today.
It’s important to understand the difference in context between the imprecatory prayers of the Psalms and Jesus Sermon on the Mount. It’s clear from the context, Jesus is speaking about personal relationships what he asks us to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us or to go the extra gloria oracion mile. Some claim that imprecatory prayers represent David’s sinful desire for revenge and thus we should not copy him. Others claim that Jesus revoked this type of prayer when he told us to love our enemies in Matthew chapter 5. I read your take on imprecatory prayers and some comments made.
While I thank you for writing about how you see this, I totally disagree especially in reference to Matthew 23. This is not a prayer, this is JESUS’ teaching or laying out facts for people to see their states with their acts if they do not change. Apostle Paul could be seen in some of the context laid horarios de misas en usa out in this chapter before his encounter with the LORD. Here are some principles that I see in the imprecatory prayers that may help you decide if you should pray for the destruction of your enemies or not. The imprecatory prayers also focus their attention on how evil men have offended a holy God.
You have explained this practice and proper procedure very well here and I believe we are called to do this in our prayer lives. Imprecatory prayers are never against the neighbor down the street who doesn’t horarios de misas en usa like you and has called you a few bad names. Instead of personal revenge imprecatory prayers are about just retribution against an evil enemy who has come against another nation and against God.