DiscoverBuilding a Life of Prayer
Building a Life of Prayer
Claim Ownership

Building a Life of Prayer

Author: David Beaty

Subscribed: 50Played: 1,084


This short (5-minute), daily podcast is designed to help you grow in your comfort and confidence in prayer. By teaching through the prayers of the Bible, Pastor David Beaty of River Oaks Community Church in Clemmons, NC, U.S.A., will help you to come to enjoy prayer more, whether praying alone or praying with others.
518 Episodes
In this final episode on Psalm 119, we look at the last verses (161-176), which comprise two sections. The first section is headed by two Hebrew letters that are treated together שׂ (pronounced shin) and שׁ (pronounced sin), and the second is headed by the final letter in the Hebrew alphabet ת (pronounced taw). They remind us to turn to God and his Word whenever we are persecuted, suffering, or facing adversity. 
Psalm 119, the section headed with "פ," pronounced pe, begins with praise and then makes a statement about the power and benefit of  God's Word. If you are having trouble getting started in a time of prayer, open your Bible, read a few verses, and reflect on them. It will help put you into a proper frame of mind for prayer. 
In Psalm 119, the sections headed with the Hebrew letter "ס," pronounced samek, and the Hebrew letter "ע," pronounced ayin  (verses 113-128) imply that the psalmist is undergoing significant adversity. It teaches us that during tough times, we can appeal to God for his steadfast love, and to be taught by God so that we can grow. 
Psalm 119, verses 73-80, teaches us that meditating on God's Word is a great way to keep our hearts aligned with God's will during times of adversity. 
Teach Me Your Ways

Teach Me Your Ways


Throughout Psalm 119, verses 65-72, the writer expresses a great desire for learning from God. When we seek to learn from God during our times of trial, we can grow in our faith and the quality of steadfastness.
I Trust in You Word

I Trust in You Word


Verses 33-48 of Psalm 119 contain a number of valuable verses that teach us how to pray for guidance, for the ability to obey God's Word, for protection from covetousness, and from protection from looking at evil things. 
Open My Eyes

Open My Eyes


The theme of Psalm 119 is the Word of God. Verse 18 reads "Open my eyes that I may behold wonderous things out of your law." This is a great verse to memorize and pray before reading your Bible. 
Psalm 119 is the longest Psalm. It has 176 verses, making it the longest chapter in the Bible. It is longer than some entire books of the Bible. It is a remarkable composition and is known as an alphabetic acrostic. 
Psalm 118 is a psalm of thanksgiving to God for his steadfast love. It points us to Jesus Christ, who provides our salvation. 
Jesus and his disciples may have sung Psalm 116 at the Last Supper because it was there that Jesus instituted the "cup of salvation." It reminds us to express our gratitude to God through our words and through our commitment to Him in our lives.  
Psalm 109 is an imprecatory Psalm, which is a spoken curse. King David is calling for curses to come upon his enemies. This makes the Psalm a challenging Psalm to understand and apply. 
Psalm 107 is a call to thank the Lord for his steadfast love. Those who have heard and embraced the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ recognize that God's most excellent demonstration of steadfast love was in sending Jesus, who died on the cross to pay for our sins and was raised from the dead to give us eternal life. 
Spiritual Complacency

Spiritual Complacency


Psalm 106 is a call to thank and praise God, emphasizing not forgetting what He has done for us. Being grateful for what He has done for us can help us not to fall into a place of spiritual complacency. 
Psalm 105 calls us to praise God for His wondrous works that have been done on behalf of His people. It has a particular emphasis on God's faithfulness to his chosen people throughout history.  It reminds us that we should always thank God for who He is and what He has done. 
Psalm 104 contains a pattern of the psalmist writing "to" God and then writing "about" God. This Psalm teaches us that it is good to remember and reflect upon the great things God has done in our own lives and creation at large. It is also good to remember our complete dependence upon God. It is always appropriate to pray that God be glorified in our lives. 
Psalm 102 is a prayer of one afflicted, when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the Lord. Part of this Psalm is quoted in the New Testament book of Hebrews and the words are applied to Jesus. 
I Will...

I Will...


Psalm 101 is a Psalm of David. It is a prayer of commitment to the Lord. He expresses what he "will" and "will not" do. God's steadfast love is the solution to our inability to live with perfect holiness in our own strength. 
Psalm 100 is a psalm about thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a vital part of a healthy prayer life.
Prayer and Worship

Prayer and Worship


Psalm 95 is a Psalm about worship. Our times of prayer should always include some element of praise to or worship of God. When we're in a time of prayer, we are given the instruction to obey him. Worship includes an obedient life. 
A key lesson in Psalm 94 is that we are blessed when God disciplines us, even if it may seem unpleasant to us at the time. Despite the evil we see happening around us, we can trust the God is in control. 
Comments (1)

Ed Chappelle

Thank you for the daily reflection on Pslam Starter. The podcast is a blessing in my daily life.

Jan 9th
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store