The Psalms are the prayer book of the Bible. The Psalms are poetry, full of images intended to stand out of the text and in our minds like structures in pop-up books. Towers and birds and trees and rivers. Grasp these images and let your mind hold them all day long. Meditate over them. Meditation is a word best described as what a lion does over its prey. It is a deep growling, chewing, grasping.
Two poems that help me pray:
Thou art coming to a King
Large petitions to Him bring
for His love and grace are such
none can ever ask too much
Lord thou hast bid me seek thy face
And shall I seek in vain?
And shall the ear of sovereign grace
Be deaf when I complain?