How Do I Have a Better Prayer Life?

Episode 258 Show Notes 

How Do I Have a Better Prayer Life?

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How do I have a better prayer life?

We listen to his Word, and then we respond with our own words, with our own speech, and our own speech should, as much as possible, also be trained and conformed to God's Word. That's why we have the Psalms. The Psalms give us not only the inspired Word of God to us but also the inspired words of us to God. You know, all the elements, the praises, the Thanksgiving, all the responses that you find in the Psalms, God is telling us, ‘I know how you respond, and I'm giving you the words, even words of lament, even words that frankly are hard sometimes for us to imagine singing,’ like almost accusing God of not keeping his promises, that's in the Psalms. God gives us all these words and says here: these are legitimate authorized ways of responding to me so I would say use the Psalms, as a grid. — Michael Horton

Questions in this Episode

1. What do you think can really make the difference between continual failure and gaining victory over sin?

2. What is your view on people who are narcissistic? How do you deal with them, especially if they are a family member or your husband? 

3.  I’m struggling with my prayer life. I don’t really pray on any sort of regular basis and I’m thinking maybe it would be good to start writing out my prayers in a prayer journal. I have a friend who does this, and even though I’m worried about formalism, I think that this might at least help me to start praying. What do you think?

4. We have a church that is really into choruses. My family and I are more into hymns and classical songs. We do not feel worshipful when we have to sing the same phrase over and over. How do we approach people to try to get through what you are talking about, the meat of the music, the core of the doctrine, what psalms and hymns profess?‚Äč

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