Sunday, July 19, 2009
Intercessory prayer news: Minister defends praying for bad things to happen to foes.
Ever since Pastor Wiley Drake declared not once, but three times, on national radio that he was praying for the death of President Barack Obama, he has been trying to clarify. Yes, he really does want God to smite Obama. No, it's not a partisan prayer. Yes, it's in the Bible, he says, and no, he wasn't kidding. He's deadly serious.
But it's not like a non-stop death prayer. He explains:
"That doesn't mean I spend every waking hour praying for the death of the president. Of our prayers, 98 percent should be good prayers, and 2 percent should be imprecatory."
Here's a handy pie chart that you can keep as a reminder:
So, if you're a typical Christian who pray for three hours per day, 3.6 minutes of that prayer time should be devoted to praying for Obama's death. That's not asking much, is it?