Praying the Psalms (Psalm 5) (We Pray to You)

Where shall I direct my prayers? Only to you, Lord. Only You understand. You hear and you do right. Not only do you hear my prayers, but even my cries. I groan for relief for this earth, this country and your people. All of creation is groaning today and it’s no different than yesterday. WeContinue reading “Praying the Psalms (Psalm 5) (We Pray to You)”

Praying the Psalms (Psalm 4)

O Lord, will you answer me when I call to you? My sins were like crimson, but Jesus washed me anew. My good deeds done in the flesh were as filthy rags to you, but your reconciled me through the blood of the cross and my works, now done in the power of the Spirit,Continue reading “Praying the Psalms (Psalm 4)”

Praying the Psalms (Psalm 3)

That I awoke this morning is a miracle unto itself. You have sustained me once again. You are my glory. You are the reason for life. It’s for you that I wake and because of you that I hold my head up high. Your life is a shield about me. I will trust in you.Continue reading “Praying the Psalms (Psalm 3)”

Pray for Your Pastor

Congregants often forget the intensity of a pastors work, that it’s not a cushy job, but a spiritual discipline and battle. Here are a few things to consider when thinking about your pastor and how you can pray for him. 1.He labors in the Word for the spiritual well-being of others. His task is bothContinue reading “Pray for Your Pastor”

A Prayer For the Church

Holy spirit, what good will arise from our meetings if you are not present? Come like a rushing wind. Have your way among us. We know that passion is pointless, repeated prayers are futile, and our joining together is nothing more than a social club of the world, if you are not in the midstContinue reading “A Prayer For the Church”