Imprecatory prayer: Asking God to punish His enemies

Can we pray strong prayers of judgment like David did in the Psalms? How does God want us to pray about ISIS, abortionists, child rapists, and others?

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ISIS video showing Egyptian Christians about to be killed.

Although the early church, and Christians throughout history have prayed strong, influential prayers against the enemies of God — as David did– many today don’t even know what imprecatory prayer is.

Christians today are very confused about this matter, because we have forgotten the concept of the “Church militant” — the Church that Jesus spoke of in Matthew 16:18. The Church that is on the offensive, taking the battle to the very gates of Hell: “On this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.”

This short message by Pastor Kurtis Knapp is a very good introduction to this topic of prayers that ask God to judge his enemies.

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” 2 Corinthians 10:4-5

To listen to the message, click on the link below (or right-click and select “save as” to download)

Asking God to Punish His Enemies.mp3