Praying for Babylon

By the Waters of Babel, James Tissot, The Jewish Museum, Brooklyn.

It’s easy to pray for those in authority when they are good to us, but how do we pray for those we don’t like, or who do us harm? Or is there any obligation to pray for them at all? 

Psalm 137:1-9; Jeremiah 29:4-14; Matthew 5:43-47

Click here to listen to the podcast: Praying for Babylon

Click here to download the transcript: Praying For Babylon.pdf

Music: “Rivers of Babylon,” Boney M, Nightflight to Venus, Sony Music, 1978/2007.

Author: Albert J. McCarn

I am a lifelong disciple of Jesus (Yeshua) of Nazareth, an avid student of the Bible, a devoted husband and father, a 29-year veteran of the United States Army, and a historian who connects people with their own stories.