Did Your Youth Pastor Teach This About The Psalms?

Written by Doug Giles on July 24, 2022

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Is your pastor the nicer-than-Christ type, or one who won’t smooth over the rough edges of scripture?

The same Bible that tells us ‘God Is Love’ tells us that God is ‘a consuming fire’. There’s really no getting it, God is the God HE says he is, not the one our cruddy culture makes Him out to be.

And the same is true for how we pray.

You’ve probably heard a lot of people give you the kind of teaching about prayer that would pair well with a soft-focus Thomas Kinkade picture. But the kind of prayers God gives His Church are way more gritty and grimy than any of that.

Psalms of War: Prayers That Literally Kick Ass is a collection, from the book of Psalms, regarding how David rolled in prayer. I bet you haven’t heard these read, prayed, or sung in church against our formidable enemies — and therein lies the Church’s problem. We’re not using the spiritual weapons God gave us to waylay the powers of darkness. It might be time to dust them off and offer ‘em up if you’re truly concerned about the state of Christ’s Church and of our nation.

Also included in this book, Psalms of War, are reproductions of the author’s original art from his Biblical Badass Series of oil paintings.

This is a great gift for the prayer warriors. Real. Raw. Relevant.