Permission To Speak
Knowing how to talk with God is hard. We don’t know what to say. We struggle to know what kinds of things we should pray about and what we shouldn’t. We feel like there is a special secret to a dynamic prayer life and we don’t know what it is.
Too often, prayer is a source of guilt and shame and misunderstanding.
In a strange way, the ancient Psalms offer some answers to our modern concerns.
For centuries, people have turned to the book of Psalms to give them words to pray as well as permission to pray boldly and honestly about all kinds of things like fear, pain, confusion, anger, enemies, guilt, a need for guidance… as well as joy, gratitude, hope and faith.
Even more importantly, Jesus prayed the Psalms, and quoted them more often than any other Old Testament book. The Psalms formed Jesus spiritually; they were embedded in his heart, mind and soul.
This summer, we want to embed some of the Psalms in our hearts, minds and souls. We invite you to join us as we explore some of the teaching team’s favorite Psalms in depth. We promise you will not be disappointed; these ancient prayers are more than relevant to life today!
God did not leave us on our own - the Psalms can teach us to pray! And our lives will be changed.