My Bible study group is studying Psalms, and one of our members challenged us to write our own psalms. This assignment has been an excellent exercise for me because it has taken me into the heart of the Psalms.
The Book of Psalms, part of the Holy Bible, is a collection of poems by different authors. They were used as texts for songs of praise to the God of Israel. They are still used in Jewish and Christian worship today.
My process for writing my own psalms is to read three chapters from Psalms, identify a verse or passage that resonates with me, meditate on the passage, and write a response to it. Mine are not nearly as beautiful as the ones in the Bible, but they are my heartfelt thoughts to God about what I’ve read in His Word.
Each Friday, I will share with you a verse from Psalms and the psalm I wrote from it.
I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, because the Lord sustains me (Psalm 3:5 NIV).
Dear God, I suffered pain for a long time,
but just when I thought I couldn’t last another day,
You gave me relief.
Lord, please continue to heal me.
I thank You for the comfort You give.