Here's a great article in LA Times by Connie Kang (the reporter who did the story on New City Church) about prayer which appeared last Saturday. A few months ago, I preached on this very idea in a sermon entitled: "Praying our tears."
Psalms offer source of inspiration for prayer
Worshipers turn to ancient Hebrew verses to discover a powerful tool for intimacy with God.
By K. Connie Kang, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
March 29, 2008
The Psalms, says theologian Eugene H. Peterson, are God's gift to those who want to learn how to pray."If we wish to develop our entire heart, mind, soul and strength, the Psalms are necessary," the author of the bestselling "Message Bible" writes in "Answering God: The Psalms as Tools for Prayer." "We cannot bypass the Psalms."
For the entire story, click here.