Courageous Prayers: Summer in the Psalms
I have never met anyone who did not wish they had a little more courage in the face of some of life’s challenges. Just this week I had the impression that I was afraid to be honest, to trust, or to step out of my comfort zone.
Courage is one of those character traits that takes shape in our lives as we learn to get honest about what holds us back, what scares us, and how we respond to rejection and change.
We are all aware that God might have something more for us, but we often do not have the courage to ask for more in prayer.
For many people, prayer is a passive and private act to use randomly when life’s problems are too much to handle. What might come as a surprise to some of you is that there is book in the Bible that shows us the courageous and public side of prayer: the Book of Psalms.
The psalms gives us a glimpse into how people, just like us, courageously called out to God to be present in their lives in new ways. These biblical prayers provide examples of what it is like for us to cultivate a life of courageous prayer so that we might also experience God’s presence in new ways today.
We hope that you would make time this summer, over the next two months (July and August), as we learn from different prayers found in the Book of Psalms. We believe that these prayers will help us learn how to pray and live more courageously in the greatest adventure of our lives: following Jesus.
Teaching Series Dates
Sunday, July 2nd @ 10:30am
Sunday, July 9th @ 10:30am
Sunday, July 16th @ 10:30am
Sunday, July 23rd @ 10:30am
Sunday, July 30th @ 10:30am
Sunday, August 6th @ 10:30am
Sunday, August 13th @ 10:30am
Sunday, August 20th @ 10:30am
Sunday, August 27th @ 10:30am