There are those that said God gave them permission to pray against their enemies with such scriptures as Psalm 35, 109, etc. Why would God give someone permission to go against his own laws? If God is in the business of enabling us to pray against our physical enemies. Then why should He stop there, why not throw in there fornication, lying, adultery, etc. those that are filled with bitterness, hate and unforgiveness refuse to accept the amendment of the old law that states, "eye for an eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot" Exodus 21:24. Jesus in the new Covenant amended this former law by stating the following,
"You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. 40 If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also."Matthew 5:38-40. Our role in dealing with our enemies is to FORGIVE AND NOT TO SEEK REVENGE via send back to sender prayers against our human enemies.
The word Amend means to change or modify (something) for the better. So if the former law of Exodus 21:24 was changed in Matthew 5:38-40, I find it confusing that God would give someone permission to use an outdated law, especially when that outdated law was amended. Many of us use the term "God told us" when the truth is it was the spirits of anger, bitterness coupled with unforgiveness speaking to our unforgiving hearts. Again, our role as Believers of Jesus Christ is to FORGIVE OUR ENEMIES, WHILE IT IS GOD'S ROLE TO DISTRIBUTE VENGEANCE UPON THEM! Yes, you have a right to be angry, disappointed, etc. But YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REVENGE ON THEM ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES!!!
2 Thessalonians 1:6
1 John 4:20
1 John 3:15
1 Peter 3:9
Kevin L A Ewing