My sweet, amazing, almost 16 year old son Chaz walked in the dark room and asked, "Mom, have you prayed lately?" I replied, "No." I wasn't in the mood and I certainly didn't feel it mattered at the moment. Of course it does but it was just the mood I was in. He asked if we could pray together. I hesitantly got up as the pressure in my head was thick. My thoughts were foggy. We sat in his room and he started to pray with me. When he was done he asked me to pray. I prayed while I fought to hold back my tears. I didn't pray that God would take away my pain. I began to pray against spirits causing division and strife. Against confusion and contention. I prayed that if there are any curses being prayed over us that it would be sent back to hell where it belongs. I was taught growing up that you pray that a curse be sent back on the one who sent it. That's biblically incorrect. The bible says to bless our enemies and pray for those that curse you. I prayed that God's peace would reach every corner of the house. At that moment I felt like hands came off my head and it physically felt like pressure was draining out and off my body. Hard to explain. It was instant. I sat there in shock. All those days of pain, fogginess, and shaking instantly left. All I had to do was ask my Father to intervene. The room got quiet. I didn't even know what to say because I had never so quickly seen a prayer answered in an instant and feel like something released it's choke hold.
I sat with my teen boys and we hugged and talked. We talked about our failures that week, what we learned from them. We talked about things we felt we succeeded and and what we were grateful for. The peace in the house was so noticeable that when my husband came home from work he said he felt it.
The bible says,
"For we are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in the this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places." Ephesians 6:12
A few years back, as I said earlier, I was taught to send curses back on people. Sometimes people mean well when they pray to God asking that He "shake up the nest" and cause difficult things to happen so someone will turn to Christ. I didn't realize that if I'm not careful, I was praying curses on people. I was praying to God but I was praying the wrong way. This is why when I prayed that any curse prayed would be sent back to hell where it belongs. Not sent back on the head of the one who sent it.
Here is an article link about why returning curses is biblically forbidden. Click here.
"Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you." Luke 6:28
Nowhere in scripture does it say to curse back or even send it back on the head of the one who sent it.