Imprecatory Prayers – Butcher the wicked!

Lord, you know my heart.  Search me.  Purify me.  I hunger for Your justice.  Take the wicked and lead them like lambs to the slaughterhouse.”

Hmm . . . I hear that there is a stir among conservative Christians about the possibilities of limiting Christian content on radio and Internet.

Spoken in public, I wonder what control media would do with prayers like this.  Don’t worry.  You won’t find a prayer like this on “positive and encouraging” Christian radio.


  1. From my perspective, such prayers (found primarily in the Psalms), refer primarily to non-human spiritual entities which are “wicked” – demons.

    “For we struggle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, against the spirits of wickedness in high places…” writes St. Paul

  2. Another take on the Psalms is that GOD is showing us ALL of the psalmist’s heart, the good, the not so good, and the rotten….. this view might be a little radical, but I’m not so sure that all of what the psalmist says is necessarily in line with what he SHOULD be thinking and feeling, but just “what is”; typically by the end of the psalm, the ship is righted, and the attitude is adjusted…… I appreaciate the stark honesty….more and more as I get older…..and by older I mean Jack plus a generation ……

  3. You know, as I’ve gotten older I have really, really come to appreciate how not-politically-correct the Bible is.

    Just more proof that it is, in fact, inspired.

    Sorry, but that’s not proof of anything. at most, it’s proof that the Bible was written thousands of years ago, by people who did not share modern political sensibilities. Nothing more.

    The Koran’s not politically correct either.

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