Love in the form of prayer


Psalm 109 is one big immoral prayer asking god to make another person suffer in life.

That’s the “moral” beacon that we should model our society and life after.

Psalm 109:8 reads, “Let his days be few; and let another take his office.”

That’s love?

Read the entire chapter and someone please, pretty please with suger on top, tell me how this influence is moral:

For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer.

And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.

When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.

Let his days be few; and let another take his office.

Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.

10 Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

11 Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.

12 Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.



2 thoughts on “Love in the form of prayer

  1. That’s definitely a hard passage. If we’re honest, the Old Testament is filled with hard things like this that just don’t seem loving or moral to our eyes. After all, how can it be loving for a guy to pray for another to be accursed.

    But in other passages, we see David praying for those that persecute him and even preventing his men from killing Saul, though Saul was in fact trying his hardest to kill David.

    So what do we make of all of this? Why was it okay to pray against people in some cases and not in others? I don’t think I have the whole answer, but one hint I do see is in v16 “For he did not remember to show kindness, but pursued the poor and needy and the brokenhearted, to put them to death.”

    This is the main reason David gives for this prayer. We see in both the Old and New Testaments time and time again that God values life and especially the lives of those who are poor and needy. And as such, that should be the value of the king as well. And so, we see King David praying for justice and punishment (he is the King of the country too – and one of the roles of Government is to rightly uphold justice and punish evildoers).

    A modern parallel (though not exactly the same) would be a prayer for justice against one who has committed genocide. It is right to hate the works of such a person.

    Anyway, that’s my two cents.

    P.S. I do agree that we should pray for those in government and regardless of whether we agree or disagree with them, always show them the utmost respect.

  2. I’ll give that that David’s upset by this other person’s behavior.

    David is clearly not the role model for proper living.

    I’m not quite sure how you can attest for God and his value of life.

    Clearly, the message of the bible is the opposite of that.

    If God valued life, you’d imagine there would be great examples of it.

    Not sure we’ve read the same bible.

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