So…did you pray through a Psalm yesterday? I did. I took 10 minutes and prayed through Psalm 10. A few very important things to report after I prayed through it.
- My mind didn’t wander as much as it usually does. I was able to focus more on the prayer. Able to focus more on where the prayer was going because it was rooted in Scripture. Rooted in the Word of God. The text held my attention in a way that a drifting prayer on it’s own doesn’t.
- My prayer was more about God and less about me. There were moments in the pray where I was praying verse 16, “the Lord is King forever and ever”. My prayer would be reiterating that point, thanking God for being the King of my life . Of my heart. Of my house. Of my thoughts. Of my money. Of my voice. You get the idea….I never would have prayed that prayer and experienced that thought had I not been praying Psalm 10 today.
- Time didn’t seem to drag as much because the prayer was focused. It had somewhere to go. I wasn’t struggling to find the next item to pray for, it was given to me in the next part of the verse or the next verse itself.
- It was more of a conversation and less of a shopping list. I felt as though i was actually conversing with someone. The list of things i “need” was less of a focus and the praise of the Father was more of a focus. That’s a good thing.
- I was able to pray for things that are affecting my life and need prayer in my life right now. Even though i was praying a Psalm that is very very old, things that are relevant today came to mind. Things that happened today came to mind.
More thoughts on this tomorrow but…what was your reaction. How did it work for you?