A Damning Theology and Practice of Prayer

But recently, I’ve noticed a massive emphasis among Christians on praying that casts out, binds, and calls down fire from heaven to burn Satan and other problems. This practice is built on the presupposition that Jesus gave believers authority and power over spirits, principalities, and heavenly beings. Thus the believer is encouraged to bind and cast whatever stands in the way of their progress or prosperity. Then, through prayer, they call down heavenly fire against Satan and those spiritual beings in league with him. But, unfortunately, casting and binding don’t seem to be the primary shape of most biblical prayers.

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