Friday, February 27, 2015

Should We Pray God’s Judgment on ISIS, Murderers of Children?

There are many terrorist and rebel groups worldwide who use varying degrees of violence. The ISIS terrorists, however, specifically target children (and Christians), murdering and kidnapping them for child-soldiers, slaves, and concubines.

Would it be right for God’s people worldwide to pray Psalm 35 in regards to the wicked ISIS terrorist; to pray on behalf of these war-torn suffering children to the glory of God?

Should we as Christians pray the following from Psalm 35:1-8?

(vs. 1) “Contest, O Lord, with those who contend with the [children of Syria and Iraq]. Fight against the [wicked demonic ISIS terrorist] who fight [kidnap, rape, and slaughter] against the [defenseless needy children].”

(vs. 2) “…rise up for [the children’s] help.”

(vs. 3) “Draw the spear … to meet [the ISIS murderers] who pursue [the children].”

(vs. 4) “…let those [wicked terrorists] be turned back… who devise evil against [the children of Syria and Iraq].”

(vs. 5) “Let ways [of the violent ISIS terrorist] be dark and slippery, with the angel of the Lord pursuing them on.”

(vs. 8) “Let destruction come upon [the wicked ISIS] unawares … into that very destruction let [these slaughterers of children] fall.”

Whether you feel in praying the above or not, please pray for the terrified children and Christians of Syria and Iraq and pray that all those involved with ISIS, the “slayers of widows … and murderers of orphans” (Psalm 94:6) will be brought to an end; “O Lord, God of vengeance, shine forth.” (Psalm 94:1), and that the gracious Lord will bring some to salvation by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ!

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