I’m into the Psalms these days. They’re teaching me how to pray in this broken world.
(I actually hate typing that. They’re not intended to be a lesson on prayer. They weren’t written as a curriculum to instruct us to survive the tension. They’re just us listening in as real people pour out their hearts through poetry. Songs are not always meant to be sermons.)
But I’ve been watching the psalmists sing their songs for some time now, and I’ve noticed this rhythm fills a lot of their prayers:
- God – this is who you are (e.g. your steadfast love never fails)