58. Answering God: the Psalms as tools for prayer

Answering God - Eugene PetersonAnother title started at The Convent, finished later. I usually have a hard time with Peterson’s language, but this was relatively easy to digest. He explores the practice of praying the Psalms in a monthly cycle, and the ways that they naturally provide a framework for prayer — for acknowledging God, for remembering, for praying in community, for praising and for cursing. He advocates praying them without worrying too much about the what and how and why of it. The rhythms and language will eventually work their way into you. It’s the thing to do, says the testimony of centuries of spiritual practitioners, and we’d be a little deaf to ignore their witness.

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