How to talk to god when life s a mess the abc s of prayer psalm 13
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 28

How to Talk to God When Life’s a Mess: The ABC’s of Prayer—Psalm 13 PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 79 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

How to Talk to God When Life’s a Mess: The ABC’s of Prayer—Psalm 13. The Big Picture: The Kindergarten Cookbook. We Don’t Need a Ph.D. to Pray. All We Need Are the ABC’s: A sk God: “Why?” B eg God: “Help!” C elebrate God: “Thanks!”. The Big Idea.

Download Presentation

How to Talk to God When Life’s a Mess: The ABC’s of Prayer—Psalm 13

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


How to talk to god when life s a mess the abc s of prayer psalm 13

How to Talk to God When Life’s a Mess: The ABC’s of Prayer—Psalm 13


The big picture the kindergarten cookbook

The Big Picture: The Kindergarten Cookbook


The big idea

  • We Don’t Need a Ph.D. to Pray.

  • All We Need Are the ABC’s:

  • Ask God: “Why?”

  • Beg God: “Help!”

  • Celebrate God: “Thanks!”

The Big Idea


When life s a mess a sk god why and how long psalm 13 1 2

When Life’s a Mess, Ask God—“Why?” and “How Long?” Psalm 13:1-2


When life s a mess a sk god why and how long psalm 13 1 21

When Life’s a Mess, Ask God—“Why?” and “How Long?” Psalm 13:1-2

“How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me?” (Psalm 13:1-2).


How long

“How Long?”

How long will You forget, O LORD?

How long? How long?

How I long to see Your face, O LORD.

How long will You hide? 


How long1

“How Long?”

How I struggle with my thoughts, O LORD.

How long? How long?

Suffer sorrow in my heart, O LORD?

How long will You hide?

How long? How long?


How long2

“How Long?

Look on me, give an answer, LORD.

How long? How long?

Give me light or I can live no more;

How long will You hide? 


How long3

“How Long?”

My foes rejoice when they see me fall.

How long? How long?

“We have overcome him now,” they call

How long will You hide from me?

How long? How long until You set me free?

How long?


How long4

“How Long?”

Hear, O LORD, You’re ever good to me.

How long? How long?

My heart rejoices how You set me free!

How long will You hide? 


How long5

“How Long?”

LORD I sing for what I’m hoping of.

How long? How long?

How I trust in Your unfailing love!

How long will You hide?

How long? How long? How long? How long?

Will You wait forever? How long?


A sk god why and how long about god psalm 13 1

Ask God “Why?” and “How Long?” about God: Psalm 13: 1

“How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?” (Psalm 13:1).


How long o lord will you misplace me forever psalm 13 1a

“How Long, O LORD, Will You Misplace Me? Forever?”: Psalm 13:1a

“How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?” (Psalm 13:1).


How long o lord will you play hide and seek with me psalm 13 1b

“How Long, O LORD, Will You Play Hide-and-Seek with Me?” Psalm 13:1b

“How long will you hide your face from me?” (Psalm 13:1).


How long o lord will you play hide and seek with me psalm 13 1b1

“How Long, O LORD, Will You Play Hide-and-Seek with Me?” Psalm 13:1b

“The LORD bless you and keep you. The LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace”

(Numbers 6:24-26).


A sk god why and how long about ourselves

Ask God “Why?” and “How Long?” about Ourselves

“How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and everyday have sorrow in my heart?” (Psalm 13:2).


A sk god why and how long about others

Ask God “Why?” and “How Long?” about Others

“How long will my enemy triumph over me? My enemy will say, ‘I have overcome him,’ and my foes will rejoice when I fall” (Psalm 13:2b, 4).


When life s a mess b eg god help psalm 13 3

When Life’s a Mess, Beg God—“Help!” Psalm 13:3

“Look on me and answer, O LORD my God. Give light to my eyes or I will sleep in death” (Psalm 13:3).


B eg god to see and act strongly on your behalf psalm 13 3

Beg God to See and Act Strongly on Your Behalf: Psalm 13:3

“Look down from heaven and see, from your lofty throne, holy and glorious. Where are your zeal and your might? Your tenderness and compassion are withheld from us” (Isaiah 63:15).


B eg god to see and act strongly on your behalf psalm 13 31

“She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: ‘You are the God who sees me,’ for she said, ‘I have now seen the One who sees me’” (Genesis 16:13).

Beg God to See and Act Strongly on Your Behalf: Psalm 13:3


B eg god for sight and strength to act strongly on god s behalf psalm 13 3

Beg God for Sight and Strength to Act Strongly on God’s Behalf: Psalm 13:3

“Give light to my eyes or I will sleep in death” (Psalm 13:3).


When life s a mess celebrate god thanks psalm 13 5 6

When Life’s a Mess, Celebrate God—“Thanks!”: Psalm 13:5-6

“But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the LORD, for he has been good to me” (Psalm 13:5-6).


When life s a mess celebrate god thanks psalm 13 5 61

When Life’s a Mess, Celebrate God—“Thanks!”: Psalm 13:5-6

“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls…” (Habakkuk 3:17-19)


When life s a mess celebrate god thanks psalm 13 5 62

When Life’s a Mess, Celebrate God—“Thanks!”: Psalm 13:5-6

“…yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights” (Habakkuk 3:17-19).


T hank god for his loyal love psalm 13 5

Thank God for His Loyal Love: Psalm 13:5

“But I trust in your unfailing love (hesed); my heart rejoices in your salvation” (Psalm 13:5).


T hank god for his gracious goodness psalm13 6

Thank God for His Gracious Goodness: Psalm13:6

“I willsing to the LORD, for he has been good to me” (Psalm 13:6).


The big question when life s a mess will we practice the abc s of prayer

The Big Question: When Life’s a Mess, Will We Practice the ABC’s of Prayer?


How to talk to god when life s a mess the abc s of prayer psalm 131

How to Talk to God When Life’s a Mess: The ABC’s of Prayer—Psalm 13


  • Login