I realize I’m kind of harping on this imprecatory thing, and I promise this is the last post on it. But I had an interesting conversation with a self-described “recovering Catholic” today. She had to have me explain imprecatory prayer to her, never having heard of such a thing in her 35 years. Once I explained it, she was beyond horrified. In fact, I had to mention puppies and kittens to get her to settle down.
Anyway, other than being horrified, she had this to suggest: She wasn’t positive, but she had a thought about the idea of imprecatory prayer. She was fairly well versed in the Bible, having read it several times, and she also had studied other religions to some degree. She said, “I’m not at all positive, but I think the only other religion – and I’m not even sure they can – whose followers can pray for bad things to happen to enemies is Satanism.”
Passed along without further comment. And, moving on now.