Pray for Obama

Has anyone actually seen one of these T-shirts?

Before anyone thinks that folks are actually praying for Obama take a look at the verse and its context.

8 May his days be few;
may another take his place of leadership.

9 May his children be fatherless
and his wife a widow.

10 May his children be wandering beggars;
may they be driven [d] from their ruined homes.

11 May a creditor seize all he has;
may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.

12 May no one extend kindness to him
or take pity on his fatherless children.

13 May his descendants be cut off,
their names blotted out from the next generation.

14 May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD;
may the sin of his mother never be blotted out.

15 May their sins always remain before the LORD,
that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.

I don’t have much to say, I am just disgusted with the people of propagate this trash.

It is not funny, it is not poignant, it is not appropriate and, most importantly, it is not Christian.

  1. I saw it and felt the same way. Hmph.

    • elliek
    • December 17th, 2009

    What is wrong with people?!

  2. Joshua,

    Considering the American church’s neglect of Biblical worship, I’m betting most evangelicals have not even read the entire psalm. I’m gonna say most of them are ignorant. Of course, the psalm is appropriate at the right time — when a leader is after your own life or the lives of those you’re pledged to protect.


    • Shawn Harrison
    • December 18th, 2009

    Wow – I just heard/seen this. Some Christians have missed it all together … this is evidence of that.

  3. Thanks for all the replies, sorry it has taken me some time to get back,

    As you all have said, some of our brothers and sisters are acting ignorantly. Jon, I do back you up that David did pen this Psalm for a valid reason, it is easy to forget that these cries are still cries out to God, when a person is truly in need.

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