Faith Out Loud - Praying the Psalms
The Psalms are given to us to help guide us in a living dialogue with God. They capture the main things of life: good and evil, when good things happen to us, when bad things happen to us, relationships, anger, joy, anxiety, thankfulness, the desire for a better world, and grief, just to name a few. All this and more is the raw material for our prayers and the Psalms give us metaphors, images, and language to pray effectively. They are often unrefined and give us permission to bring whatever is on our hearts to the Lord.