How Psalm 5 taught me to pray

When I go to prayer I need all the help I can get. Several years ago Nathan Hall had suggested praying the Psalms as a means of achieving worshipful prayer. For me, prayer can become routine, done perfunctorily and, of course, dull. Not The Sweet Hour of Prayer I would like it to be. I …

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A Roadmap for Praying the Psalms

This quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer's classic Life Together radically changed my understanding of the psalms and prayer itself. ... the whole sweep of the Book of Psalms was concerned with nothing more nor less than the brief petitions of the LORD's Prayer.” (Life Together, 50). In other words, if you were to summarize all that …

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A quick tour of the Pacific Union Connect emails

Each Connect email (subscribe to the Pacific Union email list) comes with a variety of forms of daily prayer and Bible reading.  Here is a quick introduction ... Prayer Psalm. The Psalms are a collection of 150 of the finest prayers ever recorded.  They were used in worship at the temple in Jerusalem, they were …

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