ISSUE: Vol.5 No.1 February 2019 Article 11 pp.128 – 135
AUTHOR: Edward Agboada
DOI : 10.32051/02211911
There are classes of so-called “imprecatory” (cursing) prayers in the Bible; it does not seem to agree with the totality of Bible message. Getting specific Moses cursed Pharaoh (Ex. 9:16). Samuel cursed Saul (1 Sam. 13:13-14; 15:28). Elijah and Micaiah cursed Ahab (1 Kin. 21:17-24; 22:19-23). Amos cursed Israel (Amos 9:9-10). Jesus cursed the Pharisees (Mt. 23). Paul cursed Hymenaeus and Alexander (1 Tim. 1:20; 2 Tim. 4:14). The engendering question has been whether there should be such prayers. What should be their place in worship? The focus of this article is to discuss the use of these imprecatory prayers in modern Christian church services and decipher implications for the present and future.
Keywords: Prayer, Imprecatory, Cursing, Worship, Christian, Church, Modern
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