Praying The Psalms

Praying Through Psalms of Thanksgiving and Worship

Initially I wanted to make this two separate posts. But the more I looked at it, the more I realized our thanksgiving to God is tied to our worship of God. Nearly all of the Psalms that thank God wind up worshipping God. Psalm 95:2 pretty much nails it on the head. Psalm 95:2 Let…

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Praying Through The Confession Psalms

I’m so thankful for the forgiveness of God. Psalm 103:12-13 says “As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.” Because of the cross of Jesus, all of…

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Praying Through The Lament Psalms

Last week we kicked off our series on praying through different types of psalms looking at the imprecatory psalms. This week we are going to look at the lament psalms. Unlike the imprecatory psalms, we don’t usually have a hard time understanding psalms of lament, we just prefer to never need them. But we actually…

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Praying Through The Imprecatory Psalms

Some Psalms are easy to pray through. It doesn’t take a lot of creative genius to pray through Psalm 23. But then other Psalms make us scratch our heads. Perhaps in more honest moments we may even wonder if what the Psalmist wrote was allowed to be said at all. Psalms that say “Pour out…

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Praying the Scriptures

Throughout my life, I have had seasons of rich prayer. God was working in my heart and I was seeing answers left and right. Prayer felt as natural and vital as breathing. I have had other seasons when praying felt impossible, in which “rich” is not a word I would’ve used to describe my prayer…

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Nick Minerva lives in Fresno, California with his wife, Sarah and their four children. He currently serves as the Associate Pastor of Fresno Church where he has been on staff for over 10 years.

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