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The Prayer of Jael

Featured Post: May 14th.2010

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Jael, that famous hammer-whacking woman of the Bible, made it into #twible yesterday on my Twitter feed, unlike Eglon's stomach fat which got cut out [Jana apologized to me] so I thought it appropriate to re-post my thoughts on what Jael might have prayed.

Original Post: Jael and Sisera turned up in my daily readings this morning. Quite a gruesome story.


"Then Jael wife of Heber took a tent peg in one hand and a hammer in the other. She crept up on him, drove the tent peg through his temple into the ground while he was asleep from exhaustion, and he died." (Judges 4)

Which reminds me of The Prayer of Jael, or at least what I imagine she prayed . . .

"Oh Lord,
please let this #*!!@#!* SCUMBAG die quickly
and not bleed all over my tent.

I know its not as perky as the Prayer of Jabez, but there might be a lot of people who would benefit from a small group experience based on this prayer. 

Teaser Jointheclub ImgBTW - I posted this prayer a few years back, about the same time Mark Riddle posted on 'Biblical scenes you will never see on a Precious Moments figurine', including David's pile of Philistine foreskins and a figurine of Onan. To which i would add the nose piercing of Rebecca (Gen. 24) and belly plunge of Ehud's knife into Eglon massive tummy (Judges 4) which also happened to feature in today's daily reading.

Also, Cathryn Thomas just recommended a bo-peep at When Abimelech was not killed by a woman in the Brick Testament.