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Prayers that Made the Record

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Colin McNulty

on 9 October 2013

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Prayers that Made the Record
Who is quoting David?
Can you quote a favorite Psalm of David?
Psalm 27: In Class Assignment

What was David feeling when he wrote Psalm 27?

Are they any hints in the text as to when David wrote this psalm? If so what are they?

Why was David confident despite war rising against him?
Let's Talk about the Psalms
Prayers that Made the Record
What happens when your prayers become scripture?
Whose Words?
" All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work."
2 Timothy 3:16
What some examples of prayers that made it into the scripture?

Why do you think they are included in scripture?

How does this impact how you view your prayer life?
What are the Psalms?
VIDEO: How should we read the Psalms?

“And when he sits on the throne of his kingdom,
he shall write for himself in a book a copy of this law, approved by the Levitical priests.
And it shall be with him,
and he shall read in it all the days of his life
, that he may learn to fear the Lord his God by keeping all the words of this law and these statutes, and doing them, (Deuteronomy 17:18-19)
No prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:20-21)
“The Spirit of the Lord speaks by me;
his word is on my tongue." - David (2 Samuel 23:2 )
Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, (Acts 2:30)
Prophets or Psalmists?
A Psalming Seminary
Why should you care that someone else's prayers made it into the bible?
God takes our prayers seriously. The
prayers of men to God
became the
words of God to men
Psalms are songs that teach us how to
about God.
Poured out of
personal experiences
Prophesied beyond their day
of the Christ
Pulled from the
Seeing God's face gives us confidence and courage
to wait for Him to fulfill his promises.
Psalm 27 Paraphrase
Psalms that Shape the Mind & Heart
Law filled, Life proved, Longing forward, songs that became instruction for God's people.
Who wrote them?
Why were they written?
How did they write them?
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