Reading Psalm 125 and 126 and their pleas for good made me stop and think.
How do you pray? Do you pray for blessings. For those you love? For those you care about? I do.
Maybe that's what we were to learn from these Psalms. These Psalms pre-date Jesus and they never pray for their enemies. Its not in their nature. I've found myself lately doing a few things:
1) Hoping Russian Gymnasts would fall. (And feeling guilty about it, but doing it anyway).
2) Praying for people I am angry with, hurt by, and upset by.
How can I do both of those things? Well, because I'm human. But, the Christian imperative to pray for our enemies is unique. How good are you at that? I'm good at praying like these Psalms--for those who are good. For those I love. For the righteous! I've had to learn how to pray for my enemies.
How are you doing with it?
Lord--Help us to love the unloveable. Help us to see with your eyes. Bless those who annoy, hurt, betray us. Not so they might win, but so that might see the light of your goodness. Maybe if they change--we can change the world! We love you! Amen.