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Can I pray for bad things to happen to someone whom is being mean to me?

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Ok, the plot "thickens" it appears my neighbor' son is the biological dad & the other guy, is a new boyfriend who is soon to be husband.They are in for a "messy divorce"
the bio/ dad has taken all the kids and my neighbor knew all the time. Her son' plan. Case closed.they are ok.. you know the rest.. really had me terribly, worried!
Love of Jesus! Elena9555
Thankyou, for your prayers.

---Elena9555
---Samuelbb7 on 5/5/14


Hello, left you Bro.Luke,
Bro.Samuellb anybody else, update on the man & the missin,3 kids.
See Feb.2014 relationships "what'up?"
Thankyou, everyone for
your prayers.
Love of Jesus!
---Elena9555 on 5/1/14


Dear Elena

I join you in praying for this family and these children. May GOD answer our prayers soon. Amen
---Samuelb7 on 5/1/14


Hello, Family, please pray for my neighbor's son, took a small child along with his 2 girls to the park. They have not been seen for almost 2 days..their parents are livid! Dad is furious.
thankyou everyone for your prayers. Please, let them all turn up safe and sound. In Jesus name.
---Elena9555 on 4/30/14


No, Simbo, you MAY NOT DO SO.

Praying for bad things to happen to someone is to curse that person.

Jesus commanded us not to curse those who are mean to us, but to BLESS them and pray for good things for them.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 4/18/14




The simple answer to this old, revived question is a huge resounding "NO".

If you cannot pray for blessings for this person it is better to not pray for the person at all but it is far better to pray that God helps this person turn their own life around for good and, in praying that way, you will receive a blessing also.

I've been in your position (a huge betrayal) but wishing bad things for the other person just makes us bitter and twisted and we ruin OUR OWN life whilst the other person happily gets on with their own - totally unaware of how much we still feel hurt by their action.

Pray for the offender and for yourself then leave this with God.
---Rita_H on 4/18/14


Family, quite it may be (seem) logical especially, from a child's stand point.
Actually, forgiveness, one of the best ways, the Lord Jesus Christ 1Jn.1:9, demonstrates his perfect love example in Him,forgive other
Ones, who have a grudge against Jas.5:15 you.I have found , forgiveness actually cleanses,the heart of both,time heals all wounds..jesus wipes away the tears.the bible speaks about you can be angry but please do not stay angry.1Jn.2:12.
Love of J esus!
---Elena9555 on 4/16/14


What kind of answer is that... are you forgetting to look into the mirror.

First of all who would pray down evil stuff on themselves for every mistake you made?

well consider this you sin daily, you are a sinner, saved by grace. Therefore, what you deserved ( because of your ignorance) Christ took that burden to the cross... So when you have someone sin against you... you pray as Christ did.

Father forgive them FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO !

if the person doing evil even knew per se... in reality unless possessed with and evil spirit, and even then They still for ( Judgement sake) Did not have a clue what the penalty was. Therefore they did not know... or they would not have done it !!!!!
---Carla on 3/18/14


i cannot believe how every single person christian, atheist or intellectual always comment on how christians ought to pray for good things only....Hey! Can you not see the negative things all around us? or are you one of those perfect people who come from a well to do family and have gotten everything you ever wanted? Bad things happen to good people because they are being vicitmized by other people. God who loves us all can shower vengeance on anyone for any reason especially if one of his children is asking HIM to take care of a bully. God dont like ugly.
---Dauby on 3/17/14


When the Samaritans rejected Jesus, James and John (the sons of thunder) asked Jesus, "Shall we call down fire from heaven?" That question was met with the open (and frank) rebuke of Jesus who said, "You do not know what spirit you are of." Then He went on to make the Samaritans the object of His grace (the good samaritan, the woman at the well....). Later on, John finally heard the heartbeat of the Savior and went on to testify of the love of God toward all men. So, to answer this question I say, "You don't know what spirit you are of" if you are calling down punishment to take care of those who are being mean to you.
---Linda on 5/29/10




catherine:

We are ALL found guilty, and we are ALL awaiting our sentence in hell. It is only by the Grace of God that we are given the opportunity to escape that, and that opportunity can be given to anyone.

The only one who can say otherwise is the Judge who gives such opportunities, and it is not for us to pre-judge such situations.
---StrongAxe on 5/29/10


StrongAxe>>>God is the one who passes judgment upon the wicked. Satan has no POWER IN THIS. Satan, however, does condemn, God convicts. But, as long as man is lost then that man has already been found guilty and is only awaiting their sentence and that sentence is hell>>> LAKE OF FIRE....Hallelujah.
---catherine on 5/29/10


catherine:

While yes, God does sometimes declares judgment upon people, Satan ALWAYS declares judgment and condemnation on people. If I hear a voice in my head telling me to condemn someone, it's much more likely Satan doing it than God doing it - so one must be VERY careful when hearing such messages to be absolutely sure where they come from (because they all too often come from one's own petty insecurities, judgmentalisms, jealousies, and other dark recesses of ones on soul as well).
---StrongAxe on 5/29/10


\\Anyway that I pray, it surely works. Whether it is for someone or against someone.
---catherine on 5/28/10\\

catherine, if you pray against someone, that's a curse.

And the Bible says, "Bless, and curse not."

Jesus also said, "Pray for those who despitefully use you."

So if you pray against people, you're being disobedient to Jesus.
---Cluny on 5/29/10


Strongaxe>>>Whatever. When Gd says, "I will"! Anyway that I pray, it surely works. Whether it is for someone or against someone.
---catherine on 5/28/10


catherine:

If you pray for vengeance, you are asking God to mete out just punishment - and you're leaving the details up to him. However, if you pray specific evil against someone, you are being judge and jury, and asking God to be the executioner.
---StrongAxe on 5/27/10


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Simbo, can you elaborate? What does "being mean" actually mean?
---fay on 5/28/10


Mima,


Are you saying that you think 'god' killed those two people as a result of someone's prayer?
---atheist on 5/27/10


Remember, God is judge of all the earth. He metes out appropriate punishments. He doesn't need suggestions from you. Donna66 on 5/6/10

makes very good sense.

if you're going to pray make it something good, there is enough bad going on.
---michael_e on 5/27/10


read psalms 109.the basis of david praying such a prayer was he was repaid evil for good.you can pray such aprayer knowing it is up to God to answer prayer.
---francis on 5/27/10


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Yes, u may. In Jeremiah>>>You who know, O LOrd remember me, take notice of me, and take VENGEANCE for me, on my persecutors. Do not in view of your patience, take me away, Know that for your sake I endure reproach". Jeremiah 15:15....."For each time I speak, I cry aloud, I proclaim violence and destruction, because for me the word of the Lord has resulted in reproach and derision all day long"..... Wicked people don't like to be told of hell. They do not wish to be told that they are going to go there. [Jeremiah 20:8] I will not have your blood on my hands on judgment day. I have a job. The most important job in this world, and that is serving the living God. Amen, Amen and Amen. Ahh.
---catherine on 5/27/10


Praying negative things against someone is called cursing (not just using vulgar words, but actually intending that evil happens to someone else).

This is also sometimes called "charismatic witchcraft" when people use their spiritual gifts to work evil towards others.

This is the very antithesis of Jesus's admonition:
Matthew 5:44 (also Luke 6:28, Romans 12:14):
"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"
Also see Romans 12:19-21 and Proverbs 25:21-22.

Also, remember the Golden Rule. If you don't want other people to pray evil against you, you shouldn't do it to others either.
---StrongAxe on 5/27/10


What I usually say to those who say and do bad things to me is I will pray that you'll be forgiven but if you continue down your road then it might be too late for you to turn.

I do wish for anything bad to happen to you because I forgive you. My practice is along with prayer knowing everyday that somethngs offensive might be said to me that before I leave my work place I will brush my feet off at my work place's welcome mat at the front entrance.
---danie4693 on 5/25/10


YES! AND NO!

Certainly the OT is full of such examples.
Also the Apostles have done so on those who were wicked. (i.e. Annas and Sophia, Bar Jesus(Elymas) etc etc etc).

In each of these case they asked G-d to do judgement. It is his authority to do so according to his devine will.

So if it is truly a righteous prayer then YES you could. This, as believers (David, Jeremiah, Joshua etc etc)of the OT have done and also the Apostles (Paul, Peter etc etc) have also done.

If the prayer is for selfish gratification, or selfish revenge, then NO.

Only you, your heart and the Lord will know if it is righteous.


---John on 5/25/10


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Its a common thing. Personally,I pray every day,with my own prayer. Believing in the ways of God,of an 'eye for an eye'.
---J on 5/25/10


I know this story to be true. A man was having trouble with a couple of his teleworkers both of whom were his boss.

This man prayed the following prayer,
Lord you know and see the situation, I'm willing to put up with anything if these men are going to be saved but if that is not the case I ask you to remove them from the situation.

Very shortly after making this type of prayer person was notified that both of the man whom he had prayed about being moved were dead. Dieing within a period of less than a month after the prayer was said.

One should be very very careful about praying against another.
---mima on 5/24/10


Even the heathens prays. I talk. Some will kill and then go off and pray. I talk to the living God.
---catherine on 5/6/10


Catherine--- Don't say you don't pray. Talking to God IS prayer.

Remember, God is judge of all the earth. He metes out appropriate punishments. He doesn't need suggestions from you.

Ask God what He would have you do in this matter.
Jesus said (Mat 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,

That's a tall order BUT
Whatever answer you get from the Lord, it will not contradict the Word He has already given.
---Donna66 on 5/6/10


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Well, I do not pray! Everybody is a praying now a days. No>>>>I talk. I tell this living God things. And He tells me things. And we get along just fine. Do we Jesus? Yes, I have prayed in such a manner as you mention above. And the God of the Old and the New Testament answered me with this>>>"I WILL.+
---catherine on 5/6/10


Shouldn't you be trying voodoo and playing with dolls and pins?
---atheist on 5/4/10


Can I pray for bad things to happen to someone whom is being mean to me?


Of course you can, but you have no control over the consequences.


I think your first problem is you have no idea who is really molesting you.
When you get tired of the "enemy" having free reign you'll pray to bind him in JESUS name. Bind the spirit and then the flesh will follow.

I'm not saying your abuse is not tangible but remember the invisible controls the visible.

God bless.
---larry on 4/19/10


Are you careful with this the results can be far reaching and devastating to say the least.

Here's a better idea ask God to grant you favor in this person's eyes. Be straightforward submit yourself to God and in doing so ask him give favor to you from those who are being mean to you. The results of this type of prayer has surprised and amazed me many times.
---mima on 4/19/10


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You can pray anyway you want to! I prayed kinda like that one time, not for me directly, understand? I was surprise, when God said to me, "I will". I held my breath a little as I said Amen....In anycase the prayer was about wicked governments who imprisons and tortures God's people.
---catherine on 4/19/10


No,because then you are doing what the person who hurt you did and that makes you no better than the one who hurt you. Besides God doesn't allow that,he wouldn't answer it the way you want him to. Vengence is mine saith the Lord I will repay. The Bible also says bless those who curse you and pray for those who dispitefully use you. Hurt breeds hurt,pain breeds pain,anger breeds anger and so on until you have an endless cycle of what you are trying to avoid. As Chrisatians we don't hold hate or wanting to hurt someone in our hearts for what they did to us,thats not Christlike,instead we pray for that persons salvation.
---Darlene_1 on 3/21/10


Knowing we reap what we sow, I would say not to pray bad things happen to people who have wronged. Vengeance is mine saith the Lord.

shary8757
---Shary on 3/21/10


"Can I pray for bad things to happen to someone whom is being mean to me?" You could, but they will reap what they have sown> If you, "Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, [or] let your heart be glad when he stumbles, Lest the LORD see [it], and it displease Him, and He turn away His wrath from him.
If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink, for you will heap coals of fire on his head, and the LORD will reward you." Prov. 24:17,18>25:21,22
My advice, for what it is worth:o) If someone is unkind to you, be kind to them, for by your kindness you may cause them to to regret their own unkindness and reconsider their ways.
---joseph on 3/21/10


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Give the anger you have over to the Lord and forgive as He has forgiven you.
---Suzy on 3/20/10


Rom 12:19 New American Standard Bible (1995)
Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY," says the Lord.

God is totally just. Let Him control the situation.
---Donna66 on 3/18/10


I don't think you should - I have cried out for Mercy for people who have betrayed me and cussed me and ruined my reputation and the blessings of the Lord are being poured out upon my life.

Those people who have hurt me, NONE of them have gotten saved yet. Yet I still pray for their salvation.

Pray for their salvation because if they come to the Lord, they will need to repent to you for being mean to you. That's a humbling thing to have to do.
---Donna on 3/18/10


please read matthew 5-44 for your answer,it says love your enemies,pray for those who despitefully use you and persecute you.
---tom2 on 3/18/10


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I'm sure everyone has come to that point in life, but it lets us know we need to stay a little longer in prayer. Remember, God had to be patient with us before we were saved.
---Connie on 3/17/10


Well David did in Psalm 109. It about personal Vindication and Vengeance David prays to God to have bad bad things happen to his enemies unto their death. Verse 9 is very clear about that "My his children be orphans and his wife a widow."

This is definitely not turn the other cheek, and this Psalm illustrates one of the major differences between Old Testament and New Testament philosophy about personal enemies.
---Friendly_Blogger on 3/17/10


ABSOLUTELY NOT
---tom2 on 3/17/10


No.

Romans 12:14
Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
---Cluny on 3/17/10


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Can I pray for bad things to happen to someone whom is being mean to me?

God says NO


Matthew 5:42-45

"Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow
from you do not turn away. You have heard that it was said,
'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'

But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse
you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who
spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons
of your Father in heaven, for He makes His sun rise on the
evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the
unjust.
---Gabby on 3/17/10


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