Repost: “Let their children be orphaned, cut off without a father. . .”

Let their children be orphaned, cut off without a father. Let their wives be widows, and we pray that their children would be desolate, having to beg their bread in empty places. We pray that the extortioner would come back at them, catching them in their plots, and taking all that they have. May strangers and aliens pillage them and leave them with nothing. We pray that when this happens, and Your hand is evident, that no one would show mercy, and that no kindness would be extended to his fatherless children. Cut off his posterity; may his name and his line come to nothing. Recall how sinful his father was, and call up again the sins of his mother. May their sins come before Your throne continually so that their name may be blotted out, and remembered on the earth no more.
Douglas Wilson

2 Comments

  1. That prayer always made me sad. I’ve always wanted to ask him how a prayer like that could be spoken and be accordance with the second table of the law. I’m sure he’d have a snarky reply but have to wonder if he regrets praying it now.

  2. Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:
    For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
    Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:
    Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.
    Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked;
    For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.

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