Have you ever prayed Psalms?
The combination of prayer and this beautiful book of the Bible creates a powerful resource to face those tumultuous trials we battle. It’s also helpful when we search but can’t find the words to pray, feel overwhelmed by discouragement, or face a chest-tightening battle with fear.
Pray Psalms during your faith journey this year, my friend. Keep eyes on Jesus and stand strong with a new Christian podcast too! (There’s more about it later in the post.) Both are ready-tools for the hungry Christian. Let’s go!
How Do You Use Psalms in Prayer?
The book of Psalms contains 150 chapters. Each of these 150 created a melody for life. Call them champions of poetic assurance and encouragement for generations–including folks like you and me.
Some are written as prayers or grab a verse or passage and offer them as well. Speak them “as is.” Insert your name or the names of others. Offer them silently or out loud. It’s easy to use Psalms in prayer in a multitude of ways.
Below are three useful verses for a solid start.
- Psalm 3:7
- Psalm 5:1-3
- Psalm 17:1-3
Praying the Psalms PDF
We’re diving into Psalms for 30 days this year. Read it, pray it, find your praise. It’s all there…in Psalms. Find the free reading calendar pdf in the Subscriber Library or find out more about this challenge here. As you read along, pray the Psalms, too.
Psalm Prayer for Help
The Book of Psalms is littered with prayers for help. Several of the earlier-listed passages display this. Here are a few others to grab in times of need.
- Psalm 16:1
- Psalm 19:12-13
- Psalm 19:14 (This is one of my favorites. I pray it before every speaking event.)
Praying the Psalms for Spiritual Warfare
Where do we run when times get tough? Our Strong Tower, the Lord, is safe. His presence remains the best place to be. Read the chapters below to find prayers you’ll be able to use when times of spiritual warfare hit to stay right where He is.
- Psalm 20
- Psalm 21:8
- Psalm 22:24
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A Psalms Prayer for Strength
When we’re discouraged, we need strength. Fear? There, too. Weary? Yep. Grab these Pslams and pray them for strength during life’s tough or tiresome days. God hears. And don’t be afraid to repeat the prayers. That’s okay.
- Psalm 23
- Psalm 25 (This is another favorite of mine.)
- Psalm 27
New Christian Podcast
There’s a new, not-to-miss Christian podcast on the airwaves, friends. It’s for you and me–and all about the power of being intentional.
Being intentional with Our Bible is one of the topics covered in a new podcast called Intentionally Living with Kristi Woods. Together, iBelieve.com and I have created this podcast for believers and even non-believers who are ready to live life intentionally with God. It’s a new year? Why not?
Five of the six titles in the series are available now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and online at Life Audio. Here’s a quick look:
- Being Intentional with Our Bible
- Being Intentional in Our Churches
- Being Intentional in Our Relationships
- Being Intentional in Prayer
- Being Intentional with Our Words
Whether you’re washing dishes, working out, folding laundry, or driving from place to place, take this podcast with you. And guess what? It’s even available on your desktop. Click here for more.
Praying and Psalms
However you approach the Bible and life, my friend, stand strong this year through prayer and Psalms. Look for a helpful and related post on praise and Psalms coming soon, too. It’s going to be a good, good year. Take courage!