Pray the Psalms.
“Praying the Psalms” by Robert Louis Wilken is about a concise and inviting argument for embracing this discipline (First Things, February 2021). He explains that Christians have prayed the psalms in every generation, because they speak to the heart as well as to the mind, and engage us in dialog with Christ in a wide variety of ways.
Praying the Psalms enables us to come to God just as we are, and gives us words to use in seeking His help in our times of need. “The more one prays the psalms, the more one realizes one will learn nothing new.” That’s because the Psalms cover it all. They enrich the heart, challenge the mind, and focus our prayers on Jesus. They also allow us to join with the entire Body of Christ in united prayer, one heart, one voice, one mind. The Psalms are “the prayers of Christ, of individual believers, and of the Church enriched by the experience of myriad generations of Christians…a song that is sung not only with the lips but with the heart.”