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A Prayer Experiment

Have you ever felt like your prayer life was in a rut? 

Sometimes I feel this way personally, and as a pastor.  

Have you ever known someone who prayed with passion and conviction?  Have you ever had the privilege of hearing someone put their heart and soul into their prayers? 

When is the last time we prayed with passion and conviction?

Today I am once again drawn to the Psalms.  The Psalms are filled with passion and conviction.  The Psalms might just hold the key to helping us when we find ourselves in a prayer rut.

For the next thirty days I invite you try a prayer experiment using the Psalms.

Before you say your prayers, take out your Bible.  Open to the middle.  And read through the Psalms.  Each time read through at least 3-4 psalms before you pray.  (That is, until you get to Psalm 119!)  

Don't read the Psalms in your mind.  Read them out loud.  Let me repeat this.  YOU MUST READ THEM OUT LOUD.

That's it.  That's my instructions for this prayer experiment. 

Be prepared.  The Psalms take time to work on us.  But if you persist with my simple instructions for a month, you might just be surprised how they will, slowly but surely, add passion and conviction to your prayers.

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