Recently, while reading through posts in a forum, I came across a question with which I’d wrestled somewhat myself. The person posting was asking about the difference between prayer and witchcraft or spells. As I said, I’ve asked myself the same. What’s the difference? Is there really a difference? Does it matter which is practiced?
Both are filled with intention and have the ability to change the world. They have those things in common.
I think there is a difference between the two. And I think the differences are in two key points.
The first is Intention. I believe the witchcraft the Bible speaks against intends to harm. To bring down hurt and pain. Prayer, regardless of the form, intends to heal, to help, to protect. To lift up.
The second is Source. Witchcraft has its source in fear and hate. Prayer has its source in Love.