Psalm 5At one level prayer is like breathing or talking – we don’t need to be taught how to do it. But at another level prayer is something we do need to learn and get better at. And there is no better place to go than the Psalms, the prayer-book of the Bible. What we have here is a masterclass in prayer.
Psalm 4Ever struggle to get to sleep at night? Ever lie there with your mind and heart filled with worries and fears and problems? In this psalm King David shares the secret of how to sleep in joy and peace, even when your world is falling apart.
Psalm 3We all know that Monday morning feeling – the worries, the fears, the pressures. The writer of this psalm could relate. And can help us. But first we need to see that this psalm in the first place is not just about me and my problems. It’s about the Christ.
Psalm 2 Liberal democracy seems to be in crisis. Authoritarian states are increasingly powerful. Right-wing nationalism is in full swing. Global conflict seems increasingly likely. Where is the world heading? We know because God has revealed it in Psalm 2. And if we are wise, we will get on the right side of history.
Psalm 1 “The pursuit and definition of happiness has occupied humanity since time immemorial”. But in the news this past week, Google’s chief business officer reckons he’s found the equation for guaranteed happiness. But even if he had, why is being happy actually not enough?