This article from USA Today is doing the rounds on Twitter
“Pray for Obama.”
A kind and generous statement.
Or is it?
A crop of bumper stickers and T-shirts emblazoned with that call to prayer for the president have appeared for sale recently online through make-it-yourself outlets such as Zazzle.com and CafePress.com. And most of the “Pray for Obama” slogans are accompanied by a scripture reference: “Psalm 109:8.”
In the New International Version translations, that verse reads; May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership.
That same Psalm goes on:
May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow.
May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes.
May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.
May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children.
May his descendants be cut off, their names blotted out from the next generation.
May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the Lord; may the sin of his mother never be blotted out.
May their sins always remain before the Lord, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.