Word: Teach Us To Pray

If you open the Psalms, which is the divinely inspired prayer book, the first page of the Psalms is not a prayer. Interesting. The very first page of the book that tells you how to pray is not a prayer, but actually a meditation on meditation. It’s a call to meditation.

Meditation is not the same as studying the Bible, because in studying the Bible you’re just learning the truth of it. You’re just learning information. What meditation does is it takes what you’ve learned and does something with it. He says that actually it’s a way of deliberately affecting your mind and your heart and moving it to love and humility and wonder at what you have just learned.

Let’s take a look and see what Psalm 1 tells us about meditation. We’re going to learn about the priority, the promise, the products, the practice, and then the problem and solution of meditation.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 23, 2014. Series "The Prayer of Prayers". Scripture: Psalm 1:1-6; 2:1-12.

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