The Psalms teach us how to pray. When we pray the Psalms, we follow in the footsteps of a long line of Christians and Jews who have used the Psalter as a guide to prayer. We learn from those saints to bring all of ourselves to God in prayer: our sorrows, our laments, and our anger as well as our joys and praise.
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Schifferdecker, Kathryn M. “Praying the Psalms.” Word & World 35, no. 1 (2015): 5–12.
Schifferdecker, Kathryn M., "Praying the Psalms" (2015). Faculty Publications. 168.