Can I Pray Imprecatory Prayers?

from Mar 26, 2019 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

Here’s an excerpt from Can I Pray Imprecatory Prayers?, John Tweeddale’s contribution to the March issue of Tabletalk:

Yes. And you should. As difficult as that answer might be to swallow, it best accounts for the biblical record. Let me explain. An imprecatory psalm is a type of lament. In Hebrew Wisdom Literature, lament psalms are the individual and corporate cries of God’s people. The imprecatory psalms in particular vocalize Israel’s tears in the face of injustice and suffering. By praying down the curse of God on His enemies, Israel sought to hold up the goodness of God’s law for His people.

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