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"While they curse, may you bless..."

"While they curse, may you bless..."

Week 6 of our series Reflex REFLEX:an action that is performed as a response to a stimulus and without conscious thought Psalms 58, 59, 69, 109, 137 What do we do with these prayers? What can they teach us about developing our prayer reflex? What do these "cursing" Psalms teach us about prayer? - God welcomes prayers in their wild condition. - Taking our darkest prayers to God can keep us from becoming like that darkness. - Cursing our enemies in prayer can lead to loving our enemies in practice.- Cursing our enemies in prayer can lead to loving our enemies in practice. (These Psalms) guide or channel our anger to and through God verbally rather than to or at anyone else- verbally or physically. "Cursing" our enemies in prayer is a form of confession. "Lord, I am starting to do to others what has been done to me." What is left is the raw wound of grief, and this psalm artfully and brutally brings the grief and hostility to expression. Those expressions seem to be necessa

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