Praying through the Psalms

The need to truly know how our human system functions is the centerpiece of our formation to Christlikeness. One process that fosters this process is a firm grasp and deep immersion into the Psalms as a mirror of ourselves. Calvin described the Psalms as an anatomy of all the parts of the soul. I like to look at our soul as our spiritual liver where everything we think, feel, choose  and do passes through hence a human system attuned to God’s will a healthy soul, a human system attuned to self a ruined soul.

Praying through the Psalms informs us to the fact that what we are experiencing is true to the human experience in general at any given point in time and helps us reorient to a life that consists in a trusting and obedient following of Jesus.

georgea

3 thoughts on “Praying through the Psalms

  • June 4, 2009 at 12:52 pm
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    Psalms 34:1-9 says a lot:

    1 I will extol the LORD at all times;
    his praise will always be on my lips.

    2 My soul will boast in the LORD;
    let the afflicted hear and rejoice.

    3 Glorify the LORD with me;
    let us exalt his name together.

    4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me;
    he delivered me from all my fears.

    5 Those who look to him are radiant;
    their faces are never covered with shame.

    6 This poor man called, and the LORD heard him;
    he saved him out of all his troubles.

    7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him,
    and he delivers them.

    8 Taste and see that the LORD is good;
    blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

    9 Fear the LORD, you his saints,
    for those who fear him lack nothing.

    Therein lies the key to righteous living!

  • June 4, 2009 at 1:14 pm
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    Love that Psalm Kevin, I prayed it at my mother’s wake in 84 as a new Christian. It brought me great comfort. How does it speak to you?

    georgea

  • June 11, 2009 at 11:47 am
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    I find it extremely comforting. I know that no matter what schemes the Evil One has against me, I can rest assured in the Salvation of the Lord. Fear the Lord and Keep His Commands!

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