Greg Jarrell is co-founder and Chief Door Answerer at QC Family Tree in Charlotte, N.C. He is author of A Riff of Love: Notes on Community and Belonging.

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How to Pray When Your Enemy Gets Sick

by Greg Jarrell 10-05-2020

President Donald Trump briefly rides by  supporters in the presidential motorcade in front of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he is being treated for COVID-19 in Bethesda, Md., Oct. 4, 2020. REUTERS/Cheriss May

When news broke last week that the president was diagnosed with COVID-19, I tweeted that the psalm of the morning ought to be Psalm 109, which includes startling lines like "may his days be few" and "may his children be orphans." It was not in jest. While people had varying reactions to the news, the imprecatory psalms give Christians guidance on how to pray.