What Is an Example of a Prayer of Encouragement?

What Is an Example of a Prayer of Encouragement?

What Is an Example of a Prayer of Encouragement?

Psalm 62 (Psalm 61 in some older Bibles) is an example of a prayer of encouragement. This Psalm contrasts the confidence and surety that comes from trusting in God with the precarious state of the wicked, and it reassures the reader that evil ultimately passes, and the righteous remains.

The writers of the Psalms wrote them as a form of prayer, and Jews and Christians have traditionally used the Psalms as part of their official community prayers. Since many members of both religions believe that God inspired the Psalms, they also believe that the Psalms have particular efficacy as sources of prayer.