Have You Ever Prayed the Imprecatory Psalms?

If you’ve ever prayed the imprecatory Psalms in your life, please share the story with us in the comments and what happened as a result.

By the way, the imprecatory Psalms are those Psalms which invoke judgment, calamity, or curses upon a person’s enemies or people perceived to be enemies of God.

Examples are Psalm 69, 109, 5, 6, 11, 12, 35, 37, 40, 52, 54, 56, 58, 69, 79, 83, 137, 139, and 143.


Psalm 69:24, “Pour out Your indignation on them, and let Your burning anger overtake them.”

Psalm 137:9, “Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.”

The New Testament quotes some of the imprecatory Psalms: John 15:25, John 2:17, Romans 11:9-10, 15:3, etc.

So … have you ever prayed  such prayers? And if you did, what was the result?

Let us know in the comments.


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