Saturday, 18 July 2009

"Imprecatory Prayer"



The great thing about having friends, is being able to lean new things from them, and about almost everything and anything, that's going on in the world today. I suppose I'm very fortunate in that respect, particularly to have the kind of friends, who go out of there way to make it there business to be informed. During a very intresting debate about religion this morning over breakfast in an east London church that I often attend on Saturdays, only for the early morning meal you understand! I leaned about a new form of prayer - yes I said prayer, it's called "Imprecatory Prayer". I've never heard of this before now or even the word 'Imprecatory', it's a bit of a mouthful.

Well as I say, it was during a debate and discussion around religion, that this mode of prayer was referred too, apparently and not surprisingly the phrase was used by a paster in America, in Southern California, the 3rd largest state in the US; known for earthquakes. Wiley Drake a paster of the first Southern Baptist Church, hit the headlines or rather the airwaves of the broader media, when Drake's on the the 2 June this year called the death of abortion provider George Tiller an answer to prayer, on his own daily radio talk show Crusade Radio. "I am glad George Tiller is dead." He called Tiller “a brutal, murdering monster" and said he is "grateful to God" that the physician was killed. He also said, "This man, George Tiller, was far greater in his atrocities than Adolf Hitler."

Well as you can image, this was picked up by the media, and Drake's was interviewed on Fox News Radio, on which he said that he didn't understand why people were upset with his comments. He went on to say that: "Impercatory prayer is agreeing with God, and if people don't like that, they need to talk to god."

Drake's told talk-show host Alan Colmes.

"God said it, I didn't. I was just agreeing with god."

Asked if there are others for whom Drake is praying "imprecatory prayer," Drake hesitated before answering that there are others severed. "The usurper that is in the White House in one, B Hussein Obama."

Colmes returned to Drake's answer to make sure he heard him right. "are you praying for his death?" Colmes asked.

"yes," Drake replied.

"So your'e praying for the death of the President of the United States?"

"Yes."

Drake's ended his interview, conversation with the following statement:

"I believe the whole Bible, Alan, he explained. "I don't just preach part of it. I don't just preach the soft, fizzy, warm stuff where we're supposed to be nice to everybody. I preach the whole Bible."

Wiley Drake ran for the US Vice Presidency for the American Independent Party. So I was just wondering what he would be able to do with a doll and 'voodoo' pins?

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