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.
Praise the Lord
Each of the last five Psalms (146 -150) in the Book of Psalms begins and ends with the words "Praise the Lord," which is the translation of the Hebrew word הַ֥לְלוּיָ֨הּ (hallelujah). This final section of the Book of Psalms is an excellent reminder to us not to neglect praise during our times of prayer.
The Lord is Near to All Who Call on Him
Psalm 145 is a song of praise. It teaches us that it is always good to begin a time of prayer with praise to God. Further, recalling and praying the truths in Scripture about God is a good practice.
Blessed are the People Whose God is the Lord
Psalm 144 is a Psalm of David. In it, David prays for blessing upon God's people. It teaches us that we should always praise God for who he is and what he has done for us. We must always come before God with humility and pray for his power to be displayed to further His Kingdom's purposes.
Let Your Good Spirit Lead Me
In Psalm 143, King David pleads with God for mercy instead of judgment. He prays for guidance from God in the midst of his suffering. God is the source of mercy when we need His restoring grace.
Seek God First
King David begins Psalm 142 by crying out to the Lord for mercy. He then acknowledges that God is his refuge and makes specific requests of God. It teaches us that even in our lowest and darkest times, we should seek God first.
My Eyes Are Toward You, O God
Psalm 141 starts with a request for the prayer to ascend before the Lord as worship. It also contains a request for help in controlling speech and having strength in keeping godly discipline.
Lord, teach us to pray
Building a Life of Prayer podcast with David Beaty helps me realize the joy, responsibility, honor it is to pray—his clear voice speaking truth from scripture resonates with his own love for prayer…great podcast to share with friends!
I admire Pastor David’s drive to deliver the Christian message across all mediums. I’m so grateful that he is my pastor and I get to see him and hear him live every Sunday. Keep up gods work.
Psalm Starter, is a day starter
I don’t always start my day with David Beaty’s Psalm Starter podcast, but when I do I am more encouraged, focused and joy filled. It is helpful to have the Psalms broken down with context and application. It gives me something to meditate on the rest of the day.