The author, Daniel Bourguet, addresses readers as a friend on a potentially difficult pathway along which we need to proceed one step at a time. We have to know exactly where we are since it is easy to lose our way, but we discover and are led through 150 doorways into a marvelous edifice. This is no scholarly discussion of prayer but a steady progress towards prayer from a pure heart. ""In this era of a trillion sound bites, we who pray are often lost for words--or we worry (rightly) that praying has shrunk to vacuous chats. It's a truism that the Psalms are a prayer treasury--now, Bourguet expertly makes way for the Father, Son, and Spirit to take us through the Psalms (including Christ-informed lament and ire) into the 'amazed communion' of prayer-as-encounter. Truly helpful "" --Brad Jersak, Westminster Theological Centre (UK); Author ofCan You Hear Me? Tuning in to the God Who Speaks ""This is a wonderful little book which will lead us gently to enter into the most secret parts of our being where God resides. The book is important for those who are searching for this meeting, for this meeting with God who is in us already."" --Jean Vanier, Founder of L'Arche; Cofounder of Faith and Light; 2015 Templeton Prize winner ""In Praying the Psalms, Daniel Bourguet offers practical keys that are both theological and spiritual, unlocking the psalms for both personal and corporate prayer and worship. Bourguet offers invaluable teaching on spiritual discernment and warfare through his unique approach to praying even the most disturbing psalms regarding enemies. Readers will be inspired to read, interpret, and pray the psalms at the foot of the cross with Jesus Christ as fellow supplicant, final destination, and resurrected guide. This book is a spiritual classic that delves deeply into the mysteries of addressing and contemplating God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit through the rich variety of 150 psalms. It ends with an inspiring invitation for the reader to write her own 151st psalm."" --Bob Ekblad, Tierra Nueva and The People's Seminary; Author ofReading the Bible with the DamnedandA New Christian Manifesto Daniel Bourguet has been a pastor in the French Reformed Church. He has exercised a range of ministries in the local church and in theological institutions. Hecurrently leads a contemplative life that involves prayer and writing; he also conducts retreats and receives visitors."