pray the psalms

Meditate on and pray through the Psalms, trusting that God listens, God understands, and God responds.

pray “saul to paul” conversions

Intercede for the person that seems least likely for spiritual conversion.

Form a spiritual action committee

Encourage others to join you in intercessory prayer.

Plan to celebrate

Kickoff Advent 2029. 

PRAY THE LORD’S PRAYER

Imagine the spiritual power unleashed in our world as spiritual activists join together to pray this most famous prayer in history!

Suggestion: pray in concentric circles: for yourself, for your family and friends, for your community, for your state, for your country, for our world! You can also pray an extended version of the Lord’s Prayer, pausing after each phrase and expanding your prayer by praying related issues and phrases.

* If for any reason 12:00 noon does not work for you, pray at any hour that is convenient. Others will be joining you at that very hour.


Our Father in heaven

hallowed be your name

Your kingdom come

your will be done

on earth as it is in heaven

Give us this day our daily bread

and forgive us our sins

as we also forgive those who have sinned against us

And lead us not into temptation 

but deliver us from evil

For yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever 

AMEN

PRAY THE PSALMS

The Psalms are the heart of spirituality

They include the entire range of prayers, from the deepest depths of despair, to the highest heights of joy and praise. Pray them as is, or allow them to be the incentive for praying similar prayers of your own. 

You can start right where you are now – physically, mentally, and spiritually. You do not have to attain some certain spiritual level or condition to begin. The Psalms allow you to pray as you are, right here. right now.

There is only one requirement: complete honesty to yourself and to God. Then pray in your words, your thoughts, your emotions.

* All Psalms quotations are from 

Psalms – The Bible of Jesus and the Early Church

god listens,

god understands,

god responds.

Psalm 2:1-7

Why do the nations prance around, and the people conjure up worthless thoughts?
The kings of the earth have taken their stand, and the rulers have all come together in agreement against the Lord and against his anointed one.

“Let’s break off their chains, and let’s throw their yoke off of us!”

The one who lives in heaven will laugh at them, and the Lord will make fun of them.

Then he will speak to them in his anger, and will stir them up in his rage.

But I have been established king under him on Zion, his holy mountain,

announcing the Lord’s decree. The Lord said to me, “You are my son. Today I have become your father.”


Psalm 3:2-7

Lord, why have those who oppress me multiplied? So many are rising up against me!

So many are saying about my life, “There is no salvation for him in his God.”

But you are my protector, Lord, my glory, and the one who raises my head high.

I called out loud to the Lord, and he heard me from his holy mountain.

I laid down and slept. I woke up, because the Lord protects me.

I will not be afraid of ten thousand people surrounding me and opposing me.


Psalm 139:1-7

Lord, you have put me to the test and you know me well. 

You know when I sit down and when I get up. You already know my thoughts from a distance. 

You have tracked my course, and you have foreseen all my ways.

When I have not spoken a single word, Lord, you already know everything, the last things and the first things! 

You formed me and put your hand on me.

Your knowledge is too amazing for me. It is so strong that I could never attain it.

Where can I go from your Spirit, and where can I escape from your presence?


Psalm 145:1-7

I will lift you up in honor, oh God my king, and I will bless your name forever and ever and ever.

Each and every day I will bless you and I will praise your name for ever and ever and ever.

Great is the Lord and so very worthy of praise. There is no end to his greatness.

Generation after generation will praise your works and proclaim your power.

They will talk about the magnificence of the glory of your holiness and they will tell the story of your miracles.

They will talk about the power of the awesome things you do, and they will tell the story of your greatness.

They will overflow with the memory of your abundant kindness and they will be full of joy about your righteousness.

PRAY “SAUL TO PAUL” CONVERSIONS

Saul of Tarsus was transformed from a hater and persecutor of Christians to one of the most fervent and dynamic Christian speakers and writers of all time.

There is no person, however negative and oppressive they may seem at the moment, that is beyond God’s love and grace.

Remember our Lord’s words:

“Love your enemies, bless those that curse you, do good to those that hate you, and pray for those that despitefully use you.”

Who knows what God will do in the life of the person we least expect?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

PSALMS

The Bible of Jesus and the Early Church in Contemporary English

PSALMS – THE HEART OF SPIRITUALITY

Deepening Your Spiritual Life through the Psalms

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