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A Prayer of Anger

Psalm 109

July 7, 2019 • Rev. Eric Chappell

Rage is only safe in the presence of God. As we continue through our Summer Psalms sermon series, this Sunday we arrive at an imprecatory psalm, Psalm 109, a prayer of anger. Eugene Peterson describes imprecatory psalms as prayers where Christians learn how “to cuss without cussing.” When we read these psalms, we often don’t know how to handle them and feel weird expressing similar anger to God in prayer. This Sunday, we have the honor of having the Rev. Eric Chappell, Assistant Pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Orange, preach on Psalm 109 and help us learn how to pray a godly prayer of anger. I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday! Pastor Adam

More from Summer Psalms

A Prayer of Praise

Psalm 8 • June 30, 2019 • Rev. Josh Eby

Majestic: Having or showing impressive beauty or dignity. The name of God is majestic! When we pray to God, Psalm 8 shows us how to contemplate the majesty of God. This Sunday the Rev. Josh Eby will be back in town as we continue our Summer Psalms sermon series by preaching on Psalm 8, a prayer of praise. In preparation for Sunday, spend two minutes to read, meditate, pray, and contemplate Psalm 8, specifically the majesty of God. I look forward to worshiping and praying with you on Sunday! Pastor Adam

A Prayer of Joy

Psalm 126 • June 23, 2019 • Rev. Adam Feichtmann

Joy! We all want to lead a joyful life. How do we cultivate joy in our lives, even in the midst of sorrow? Last Sunday we kicked off our Summer Psalms preaching series with Psalm 13, a prayer of lament. This Sunday we will be looking at Psalm 126, a prayer of joy. Psalm 126 is a simple and concise prayer of joy that is written to help foster a life of joy for God’s people. In preparation for Sunday, read, meditate, and pray through Psalm 126. Reflect on the gifts God has given you in the past and what he promises for your future. As you pray and prepare for Sunday, notice that tears of sorrow are shed in Psalm 126. Pain and suffering are not antithetical to joy. “Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy.” - Psalm 126:5 I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday! Pastor Adam

A Prayer of Lament

Psalm 13 • June 16, 2019 • Rev. Adam Feichtmann

Summer Psalms. I am excited to announce that this Sunday we will begin a new sermon series through the Psalms for the summer! The Psalms are the prayer book of the Bible. If you desire to deepen your life of prayer, saturate yourself in the Psalms. Let their words become your words, their prayers your prayers. Over the summer we will be cover the main categories of psalms/prayers: Praise, Joy, Lament, Confession, Longing, Thanksgiving, Wisdom, Remembrance, and Messianic. This Sunday we’ll begin with Lament. Everyone suffers. Thus, we need to let the scriptures teach us how to properly lament. Psalm 13 is a powerful example on how to pray a lament to God. To best prepare for Sunday, read slowly through Psalm 13. Notice the paradox of agony and adoration in one breath. As you do, reflect on how you normally lament to God in prayer when you face suffering. What might you learn from Psalm 13? I look forward to praying and worshiping with you this Sunday! Pastor Adam