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Out Of Anger I Prayed A Bad Prayer

Out of anger and frustration caused by an injustice, I earnestly prayed for a man to die. A year after my prayer, the man was killed. Was his death the answer to my prayer? Or am I going to face judgment for this type of prayer?

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This is witchcraft.

Anyone that is really a Christian would never be able to pray in witchcraft and ask for someone to die. Never.
---lovable_linda on 12/28/07


I think you made a very sincere cry to God and by Gods standard you Dont ask him to do things that you may regret coz when you ask it shall be granted. So whatever the reason that led you to make that request the bible says Forgive those who trespass against you as you also trespass others so please pray for that man's soul. In jesus Name and ask God to forgive you. Pray for me as I pray for you. Amen.
---steve on 9/28/07


Hello Susana, Ginna, Eloy, D.R., Elsie: I did not expect this blog question to be "resurrected". I posted this last May 27, 2005. By then I have not taken a step yet to be back to church. I am okay now. I am retracing my path towards God. Thank you for trying to answer my question. God bless you all.
---Linda6546 on 8/16/05


Dear Linda, Can our prayers take priority over the perfect will of the Father? I don't think so. If we truly believe God controls the world, then a person dies when the Lord says so and not a second before. Our "days" are in His hands. He creates us and places us in the world; He likewise takes us out of it. As for your guilt, this awesome God also forgives! Blessings!
---Elsie on 8/11/05


It might surprise you that Paul prayed a similar prayer. He did not pray for anyone to die, but he did want God to reward an evil man according to his works against Paul (II Timothy 4:14). David also prayed many "impreccatory" prayers against his enemies.

Were you right? Probably not. We do have to be careful with our words, especially in anger. But if you have repented, trust God to be forgiven.
---D.R. on 8/10/05




It may have been an answer to your prayer, but if you have truly repented then you will not be judged. Many years ago i did something similar, a transmigration of souls for a test, and the person died at the end of the week. i knew that he probably would die at the end of the week before i started. i was sincerely sorry and i asked the Lord to please forgive me for that, and praise God he did.
---Eloy on 8/10/05


linda contact me on christian net pen pal page my handle is ginna9563
I stand before God and not man, but my story is far to long to write here, i prayed the same type of prayer, and the man was dead the next day. Remember Annanias and Saphira and Peters curse upon them in Acts. Also Elisha and the youths who taunted him.
---susanna on 8/10/05


linda i did the same thing and the same thing happened to me but i dont know if my prayer or God killed the man.He was a so called pastor who lived a double deceptive lifestle, and hurt people.
---susanna on 8/10/05


Thank you Bruce, Barbara 67, Anon, and Mimi: I am keeping your words and advice.
---linda6546 on 6/4/05


Sometimes we ourselves make prayers asking for things that God sees we do not need, HIS answer being "No" or "later",so I believe our awesome God in HIS divine wisdom saw your prayer as not one HE should grant just because you asked of it.The man dieying a year later was not your doing.God bless you Linda!
---Mimi on 6/4/05




The thing Great about our Lord and
Prayer is It's either going to be Yes,
No, or wait, not maybe. Saying that
to say this, the Lord already ways what
you are going to pray. If it isn't
according to Divine Will, it ain't
happening. Pray Blessings on those
that despitefully use you and forgive. Trust me,
I am going through the same trial. God Bless you
sweetie, it's gonna be ok. :)
---anon on 6/3/05


Even David sinned. (A little boy reminded me)
So the war really is between the righteous God and an evil devil.

Now the question is

"Who is on the Lord's side?
Who will serve the King?
Who will be His helpers,
Other lives to bring?
Who will leave the world's side?
Who will face the foe?
Who is on the Lord's side?
Who for Him will go?

By Thy call of mercy,
By Thy grace divine,
We are on the Lord's side - Saviour we are Thine!"
Hymn
---barbara67 on 6/3/05


I agree with Bruce on the verses Posted 6/1/05. I read all the Psalms mentioned. These are from David (am I right?). He is of God. I think these verses won't apply to me because I wasnt 'rightheous" by then.
---linda6546 on 6/2/05


Bible continues
"No matter what, keep doing good."

Book of James deals with trials and temptations.

1 Peter 2:12

1 Peter 2:15-25

22 Christ committed no sin,
and no deceit was found in his mouth.

Jesus did not retaliate
Jesus made no threats
Instead he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.
He himself bore our sins in his body on a tree

Conclusion - verse 25 ... but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
---barbara67 on 6/1/05


Thanks

The Psalmist is doing good.
The bad guy is cursing the good guy & the good works.
The good guy IS surrendering to God & asking 4 the type of justice and protection THAT IS IN KEEPING WITH THE CHARACTER OF GOD. Go ahead God - no matter what kind of good I do it does not change the heart of my accuser.
Bad guys continue plotting evil.

It took the death & resurrection of The Christ... and still some do not see their sin.

Psalm 3:8 / 5:10

Romans 12
---barbara67 on 6/1/05


PART ONE:
Barbara67
- Psalms 109, and 69 are the two big ones
- Other seventeen Imprecatory Psalms: 5,6,11,12,35,37,40,52,54,56, 58 ,69,79, 83, 137, 139,143.

These were real people praying real curses on other real people. However, they are not our example of how to live. Jesus is.
---BRUCE5656 on 5/31/05


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PART TWO:

Matthew 5:43-44, "Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;"
---BRUCE5656 on 5/31/05


Am reponding to the responses from Steve to Pierr. Thank you Steve(prayer),Daphne (assurance), Linda Smith (charge to sumbit),Ulrika(verses),Jack(excusing me), Bruce(assurance/verses),Shear(accept the comforter), Ann(blame the enemy), Elder(God did not answer that prayer), Barbra(sharing Psalms), Lorie(an example),Marla(reminder), Eloy(yap, dear, been carrying the load for 15 years!), Pierr(trusting Him). THANK YOU!
---linda6546 on 5/31/05


Dear Bruce,
God taught us to be honest in our prayers and since He can see the spiritual condition of the heart, I think I could tell God about any fear or injustice I perceived about humanity. Love always seem to include discipline and punishment and protection and deliverance as well as kindness. But suddenly I need an example of your imprecatory. Jesus does not violate the law quite the way you do in dismissing the Psalms. They are relevant.
---Barbara67 on 5/29/05


Linda, God would never honor such a prayer on the contrary he expects us to be positive and trusting in him, even under the most difficult situations. He wants us to pray FOR our enemies and FOR those who use us and mistreat us. So I can say with some certainty that unless you were directly involved in the planning of this person's death, he/she died unrelated to your prayer
---Pierr7958 on 5/27/05


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If you feel guilty and your hearts condemns you, pray to God who is greater then our hearts for forgiveness, for he gracious and full of mercy. He has no pleasure in the death of him who dies, but wishes instead that all would come to know him and be saved.
---Eloy on 5/27/05


Sinners or evil-doers die every day, and i would venture to say that others also who were hurt by him probably wished and prayed that he would be removed from the earth, or else get saved too. If you feel guilty and your heart condemns you, then pray to God for forgiveness for God is greater then our hearts and full of mercy and compassion. He has no pleasure in the death of him who dies, but wishes that all would come to know him and be saved.
---Eloy on 5/27/05


God has a purpose for everything under the sun. Whether you prayed for this man to die or not he still would have died. God is a loving God NOT a vengefull God. He would not permit someone to die because you prayed for it. He is not spitefull as humans are.
---Marla on 5/27/05


Barbara67,
You are refering to imprecatory Psalms. Ones in which enemies are cursed.

Jesus taught us a different way. Matt 5:38-45
---BRUCE5656 on 5/27/05


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linda,
My husband was a very abusive man. Out of fear i prayed for him to die also. A friend of mine who knew the situation i was in told me to pray for his salvation, and i changed my prayer, we are divorced now, and he is still mean as hell. But God took me out of the situation. You were not the cause of his death. Always pray for deliverance and God can handle the rest.
---lorie4334 on 5/27/05


Read the Psalms. There are so many places where someone is praying for protections from an enemy.
---Barbara67 on 5/27/05


Oh, when will we learn that God does not answer prayer the way we pray them but the way we need them.

God didn't answer your "death" prayer. If He did why did it take a year for the victim to die?

Hopefully you have learned a lesson. I continually tell people that forgiveness does more for the offended than it does for the forgiven. Learn to forgive from this experience and excersize faith instead of foolishness.
---Elder on 5/27/05


Linda, as thinking lustful thoughts about someone is committing adultery with him/her, so is wishing a person's death as bad as actually holding the gun that kills him (in God's eyes.) Just ask God to forgive you for your thoughts about the man, and it will be done. As for your prayer causing his death, no, love..not at all..don't hold yourself guilty for that. It's the enemy causing you to think that. And Steve, praying for the man's soul is useless now...he's gone & judgement has been made.
---Ann5758 on 5/27/05


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Linda, our God is a good and merciful God
He knows your heart and he knows that man
God knew you were hurting and I cant think of any place in the Bible where God killed someone because it was prayed for
You prayed amiss and God doesnt answer those prayers because it is against everything He stands for But you must seek God and His forgiveness and then accept His comforter-Dont let the adversary continue to torment you.Be free of the guilt.Give it to God
shear3487
---shearon on 5/27/05


To pray that way was wrong to be sure (Matthew 5:44, "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;") But, rest assured, God is not an assissin. James 4:3, "Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts."
---Bruce5656 on 5/27/05


<> Sorry, but only God's words have such power, not those of mere mortals, even Christians.

God appoints the time and manner of our deaths. The prayer offered in your pain had nothing to do with it. And I'm sure that God has enough sense to know that you were merely venting your pain and outrage.
---Jack on 5/27/05


Psalms 32:5 James 5:16 1Jn 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
---Ulrika on 5/27/05


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Linda, that man didn't die because you prayed for him to die. God doesn't answer prayers we pray amiss and out of a double mind. However, I am sure the accuser of the brethren, the enemy, will seek to torment you with this. Submit to God, resist the devil, and he must flee.
---Linda_Smith on 5/27/05


My sister,The Bible says decree a thing and it shall be established,so we need to use our mouth to make positive confessions because life and death are in the power of the tongue.Yes,at times we find ourselves saying negative things,but if we repent,he is a just God and He will surely forgive us.
God's Peace I leave with you.
---Daphne on 5/27/05


My sister,The Bible says decree a thing and it shall be establish.so we need to use our mouth to make positive confessions and not negative.Yes,attimes we find ourselves saying negative things,but if we repent,he is a just God he will sure forgive us.
God's Peace I leave with you.
---Daphne on 5/27/05


I think you made a very sincere cry to God and by Gods standard you Dont ask him to do things that you may regret coz when you ask it shall be granted. So whatever the reason that led you to make that request the bible says Forgive those who trespass against you as you also trespass others so please pray for that man's soul. In jesus Name and ask God to forgive you. Pray for me as I pray for you. Amen.
---steve on 5/27/05


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