Personal Psalms of Prayer
What can I write in a psalm that has not already been written? Many of old tell of Your righteousness, Your power, and Your glory. Many who have gone before, lived on earth with You as friend (Abraham). Some talked with You face to face (Moses), walked with you (Enoch and Noah), became a willing bondservant (Paul), a steward of Revelation (John), committed to righteousness (Joseph), an ambassador for God within an evil nation (Daniel), as well as anointed judge and leader (Deborah).
They changed the world by Your hand.
Who am I to write a psalm? What do I know?
This is who I am.
I am a new creation in Christ.
I am beloved.
I am accepted.
I am a child of God.
I am a royal priest.
I am chosen.
I am a daughter of the King.
I am redeemed, delivered and set free.
I have been called with a calling and I reign over sin.
The old man is dead, and the new man is alive in Christ. It is no longer I that lives but Christ in me.
This is who I am.
I am who YOU say that I am. All of creation has been purchased and redeemed by Your sacrifice,
Your Blood. May Your creation receive You, ABBA.
This is my psalm.
Glory to God in the highest and peace to His people on earth.
Think on this.
What words do I have to write that can even describe Your glory? What words do I have that are not already written? David wrote "Taste and see the Lord is good" (Psalm 34). Isaiah wrote "The whole earth is filled with YOUR Glory" (Isaiah 6). Paul wrote that "You raised us up together in Heavenly places in Christ Jesus that in the ages to come, You might show us the exceeding riches of YOUR grace in Your kindness toward us, toward me in Christ Jesus" (Ephesians 2). Glory! May the Glory of the Lord fill this place. May we see Your Glory and Your light. May YOUR word be active and powerful, working in the lives of those who believe YOU. Let us not forget that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6). Welcome, Holy Spirit! May we shine Your Light, Your Glory, and Your love into the dark places of this world. Let us not "live on bread alone but every word that proceeds from the mouth of our God,",our Father (Matthew 4:4). For “every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadow" (James 1). What words do I have that are not already Yours? What kindness is this? I tell you.
This is my God!
Why Personal Psalms?
I saw a video once. A woman, a friend of mine, talking about when her life changed. She started with the words, "I fell in love." Oh! I thought to myself. Could that be my testimony? That I would say of my God, of my Father, that I fell in love. I wanted to be able to say it. I wanted to choose that kind of connection with my God. But, was I in love with God, or His benefits? Oh- may I continue on the journey to know my Jesus and love my God. These personal psalms are that journey for me. Because, if you are like me, you had to go to God and say, "I confess Lord, I have been in love with Your benefits. I want to continue to be thankful and grateful for each one. However, there is nothing that I can ask for that would compare to being in LOVE. Guide me, Lord, to Your love."