188 Even in verse 16 it would seem that the afflicted and needy man is really the psalmist himself. Surely there is nothing in such an explanation which in the smallest degree impugns the Divine authority of the earlier Scriptures. While the accusations against David by his enemies are many, they are without basis (cf. This blog is for you! The solution was not to separate the sin and the sinner, but to commit both to God. Lord, with your broom of destruction, sweep away spiritual terrorists working against my manifestation in Jesus' name. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. He dares not petition his God apart from being a man given to the praise of God (v. 1). Exod. Voices telling me its over for me, perish today in the name of Jesus. Renewed God said that the sins of the fathers would be visited on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate God (Exod. New American Standard Bible Copyright 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. Ephesians 6:10-12ff.) But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them, for the light makes everything visible. 28:1-14). O Babylon, you will be destroyed. I believe that David responded as he did to his enemies because he was a man after Gods own heart. Our problem is that we look at sin and sinners more from a human viewpoint than from the divine. Simplify Your Life May creditors seize his entire estate, and strangers take all he has earned. Bob is a pastor/teacher and elder at Community Bible Chapel in Richardson, Texas, and has contributed many of his Bible study series for use by the Foundation. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. October 2016 Verses 1-5 are the basis of Davids imprecation. (NASB). This is the basis for his petition for the punishment of the wicked. Your rulers are rebelsAnd companions of thieves;Everyone loves a bribeAnd chases after rewards.They do not defend the orphan,Nor does the widows plea come before them. ii. 16, cf. A mans sins not only have dire consequences for him personally; they also adversely affect his family (cf. 11:22). A brief word should be said about the identity of the wicked. III. E219: A Prayer Against Wicked Leaders (Live From Cigars & Sermons) Psalms of War: Prayers That Literally Kick Ass is a collection, from the book of Psalms, regarding how David rolled in prayer. 25 I also have become a reproach to them; When they see me, they wag their head. Prayer for the Protection of Leaders Father, you are Lord over our beautiful nation. Because ancient Israel did so, we must look very carefully at this passage to learn its message to us. August 2018 A final reason is given for Gods intervening on Davids behalf. David asks that a wicked man be set over his foe and that an adversary accuse him (v. 6). Lord God, you hear our prayers for protection and hear our words as . In addition, it warns that the consequences for sin fall on the house of the wicked, not just the individual. "For now indeed I find Thy pow'r and Thine alone, Can change the leper's spots And melt the heart of stone." Lord may our cause leaders to call out for cleansing and have melted hearts to follow . 26:2). He is the Associate Pastor of a non-denominational church in Los Angeles, CA. (May God in His power cause all the evil plots of the wicked against us to backfire upon them in Jesus name). 5:7; James 2:13). For example, if a friend is dying, I will pray for N. I generally dont ask for a miracle, for a quick death, or such. Verses 23-25 move from the wounded spirit (v. 22) of the psalmist to his pathetic physical condition, which is a result of oppression at the hand of his enemies. 184 J. J. Stewart Perowne, The Book of Psalms (Grand Rapids: Zondervan [reprint], 1976), I, p. 305. In the previous verses (6-20) David has made an imprecation against his enemies. February 2017 Two lessons should be learned from verses 1-5 concerning those against whom imprecations are made: (1) The imprecations which God hears are those which are made by those who have clean hands and a clean heart. 10:6 - When your debtors are refusing or are . Others like Cross have questioned the value of such psalms for public worship: We question the worth for Christian worship of such Psalms as express a spirit of vindictiveness. In the name of Jesus, I deliver myself from the cage of oppression and suffering that has been used to increase my suffering. Kittel, above, fn. Matthew 2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men, Haman a very wicked man decided in his wicked mind to destroy a whole nation just because Mordecai, a Jew refused to bow down to him. The Jewish religious system had set aside this law, replacing the truth with their own traditions. Imprecatory prayers must only be made by the righteous. 1 For the choir director. Wicked voices that decree sickness into my home and saying no to my healing, I uproot your tongue in the name of Jesus. 140:12). If Saul were the enemy in mind, the punishment would simply be to receive in return what he had meted out to David. O God, Creator of all things, I humbly pray that You will remove the wicked leaders from their positions and replace them with those who are righteously appointed. 2) Father, I ask You to protect my family, friends, and loved ones from all forms of evil. With such contradictory elements in our worship, we shall not be surprised that the spread of Christianity is slow. They breathe the spirit of simple faith and childlike trust, which throws itself unreservedly on God. 5:5; 2 Cor. They therefore deserve Gods retributive judgment. Required fields are marked *. January 2020 prayer against wicked leaders. Michael OConnor is Associate Professor (Teaching Stream) in the Christianity and Culture program at St. Michaels College in the University of Toronto. I declare a sword is against their treasures and they will be robbed, according to Jeremiah 50:37. 225-360, in which that writer attempts (convincingly, in Perownes mind) to show that Shimei is the one referred to in Psalm 109. Our . There are six things the LORD hates no, seven things he detests: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that kill the innocent. Who will stand up for me against evildoers? Other Psalms contain similar prayers for the punishment of evildoers: Do Thou add iniquity to their iniquity, and may they not come into Thy righteousness. Im moving to the next level of breakthrough, in the name of Jesus. May his children become fatherless, and his wife a widow. His untimely death will require another to take his office (v. 8). My Father, remove from the world of the living every wicked man or woman working against me in Jesus name. My Father, bring your brutal judgement upon the wicked in Jesus name. There are good reasons for this. Foundational voices saying the problems that troubled my ancestors will trouble me, die in the name of Jesus. v4 In the pride of his face, the wicked does not seek him [God]; 13-14), but when he was afflicted they rejoiced, smiting and slandering him (vv. The word of the Lord came to me: "Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy, and say to them, even to the shepherds, Thus says the Lord God: Ah, shepherds of Israel who have been feeding yourselves!Should not shepherds feed the sheep? June 2017 For our church and/or nation,that God may raise up shepherds after Christs own loving heart,and bring down from their thrones those who seek only power and glory,that the people may rejoice in leaders who are wise and just,and be spared the yoke of the wicked and self-serving,we pray to the Lord. No one who places his trust in the solution to sinthe Savior, Jesus Christneed suffer the consequences of sin. Oh God, let the mercy upon the wicked expire and let them run out of grace in Jesus name. Bob was born and raised in a Christian home i More, The Net Pastors Journal, Eng. (Isaiah 54:17) I pray for the Holy Spirit to help me intercede. Imprecations, as we shall later point out, are also to be found in the New Testament. First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. To the demonic forces that are carrying out any assignments of witchcraft against the pastor, leaders, and members of _____ and spells, in the name of Jesus, your powers and strength are . If the enemies of David have appealed to his suffering as the proof of his guilt, then let God come to his rescue and lift him up. I move into another level of progress in the name of Jesus. 13 Let his posterity be cut off; In a following generation let their name be blotted out. We pray for these plans of evil to come to nothing. Psalm 2: 10-12 CEV: Be . The son will not bear the punishment for the father's iniquity, nor will the father bear the punishment for the son's iniquity; the righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself. Esther 3:5-6 5When Haman saw that Mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor, he was enraged.6Yet having learned who Mordecais people were, he scorned the idea of killing only Mordecai. They are Gods servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong. Calamity will not come upon us." Acts 1:20). Ps. For our civil authorities and all in the service of our courtry, let us pray to the Lord. From the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. Lord, listen to my prayer. Fill the following form: You have entered an incorrect email address! Grace For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.2 So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be . Satanic temple mentioning my name and decreeing evil into my life, I scatter you by the thunder of God in the name of Jesus Christ.