The Psalms were the prayer book of Jesus and the people of his time. They were the source of prayer for Sabbath prayers, daily prayers and prayers on pilgrimage to Jerusalem. From that tradition, the Psalms became a source of liturgical prayer for early Christians and remain today as the foundation for all Christian prayer.
The Psalter contains prayers addressing topics from personal concerns to national interests and onto awe of all creation. They represent a range of emotional experiences from blissful love and joy to bitter anger and frustration. They also teach us how to offer proper praise to our worthy Lord.
The Psalms are like a wise teacher who guides her students into countless modes for approaching an awesome God. Her school meets on a regular cycle of daily prayer and embraces a value for life long learning. Pick up the Psalms and read them out loud as your personal prayer offering. Then it becomes a matter of practice, practice, practice.
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