Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Prayer for a Stroke

Found myself praying for someone to have a stroke today (take it easy, not a fatal one, just enough to incapacitate this person so that she couldn't continue her hateful ways). Is that wrong? And if so, why does it feel so right (Luther Ingram?)? This was my prayer: "Dear Jesus, if you do me this solid and fell this wretch with a mild stroke, I will be your number one fan and lifelong supporter. Thank you, sir" (a nice touch I thought considering He probably doesn't get a lot of those). I've got my fingers crossed! Is that wrong (again with the Luther Ingram allusion!)


Blogger Gina said...

a stroke of good luck

12:38 PM  
Blogger BT said...

As Jesus did not ask for harm to come to those wretches that crucified Him, I don't think that He would honor a prayer such as yours. I think He would say to you, "If you want to be my number one fan, love this person and pray for them". To ask such a thing is wretched. More so than the actions of your oppressor? I don't know. But the degree of wretchedness aside(All have sinned and fallen short of God's glory), it for us poor, blind, sinful, dare I say again wretched people, that He sent His only Son.
Jesus has already done us all that one big solid... He gave His life by hanging on a cross so that we could all live. Do Him a big solid. Receive it.

6:22 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

BT's right Mike. Do the right thing.
Besides, you also said you'd believe in Jesus when the ugly warts on the bottom my foot fell off. AND THEY

No stroke for YOU!

Pray for her soul and ask God to forget what you said. Amen. And get her some nice chocolates. :)

6:45 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

RE: 'one big solid'

I never heard that one used in Christian circles, BT, not that it matters. I think it sounds rather bathroomy. Is that wrong?

6:49 PM  
Blogger folksnake said...

Mike, in the past few weeks I have been wishing for the exact same thing at my workplace. A boss is addled, should have retired long ago, and continues to be allowed to make calamitous decisions regarding things she is clueless about.

I'm hoping we don't cancel each other out. Here's to BOTH of our wishes coming true!

God Bless!!

8:34 AM  
Blogger BayonneMike said...

Hey, BT, I wasn't praying to you, I was praying to Jesus. And if the Spirit of the Lord can whack Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1-10) for holding out, I don't see what's so wrong with my request.

12:10 PM  
Blogger BT said...

I never implied that you were praying to me Mike. Also, no one petitioned the Lord to whack Ananias and Sapphira. God's instruction to us is to bless those that curse us and to pray for those who dispitefully use us. I'm not saying that I always react the way I should in such circumstances, most times it is difficult. And, impossible without the power of God's Spirit.
If God honored your prayer, what would stop Him from doing the same should someone ask God to somehow afflict you?
In order to pray to Jesus you have to know Jesus. And if you knew Jesus you would know that He does not answer the type of prayer you uttered.

6:02 AM  

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