Modern Example of an Imprecatory Prayer in Illinois


In our church Sunday School class, we’ve been going through a great book looking at what are called the imprecatory psalms - those psalms in which the psalmist prayed for God’s justice to come against the wicked.

Here is an example of a pastor who just prayed such a prayer in the state of Illinois’ House of Representatives:

“God, we have made our appeals to the leaders of Illinois this week on behalf of those innocent babies who do not yet have a voice. We have been a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves as You have commanded us,” Musgrave stated. “Those appeals were denied, but we have one final appeal left and that is to the courts of Heaven.”

“God Almighty, I make an appeal to Heaven today, to You the perfect judge, the One who presides over Heaven’s court. I ask you to rise up, O God, and judge Illinois for the sanctioned destruction of the innocent unborn,” he said. “For when Your judgments are in this state, the inhabitants of Illinois learn righteousness.”