I am currently praying through the Psalms (a psalm a day.) I love the psalms as a template for prayer because it shows how we can bring every little to God in prayer: every situation, every emotion and every care.
King David, who penned some of the most-loved psalms, was a great example of how you don't have to be afraid to share what's on your heart (even the ugly stuff); or afraid to lay bare sins and shortcomings. I'm especially encouraged by all of the psalm writers confidence in God to come through and answer and how they always waited on God alone.
The written prayers in the Bible are here to encourage and equip us.
About 8 years ago, I started keeping a prayer notebook (more out of desperation than anything else)...Read More