Nothing says Christianity like praying for someone to die, amirite? At Friday’s Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference, that’s exactly what Senator David Perdue (R-GA) seemed to be praying for as he opened his remarks to the assembled Faithful and Freedom-having. Perdue warmed the crowd up with a hilarious joke about praying for our leaders, even President Obama, but urged the audience to “be specific”:
We should pray like Psalms 109:8 says, it says “Let his days be few; and let another take his office.”
The crowd ate it up, of course, and before you get to insisting that Perdue was referring to Obama’s time as president, that ship has saild. His days have been as many as they possibly could have been because he won twice, and their remainder is as short as it can get without some un-Christian disaster because he’s unfortunately term-limited. God can’t do much about the latter, but presumably, he can about the former.
Then, there’s the rest of Psalm 109, which goes a little something like this:
8 Let his days be few; and let another take his office.
9 Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
10 Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.
11 Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.
12 Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.
13 Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
It goes on like that, but the very next verse makes it clear that this isn’t a song about term limits. But, hey, peace be with you, Brother Perdue.
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