July 15, 2021 Alan Daws

Praying the Psalms

Praying the Psalms

As I've read the Psalms this year, I am making an effort to read them as prayers and not just poems or text. Doing this has opened up the Psalms to me in new ways.

Usually, I would read a Psalm as it is written. Sometimes I would think about what its message is and others try to find a verse or two that really stuck out to me. This is often the way I read other parts of the Bible as well.

Yet now, I pray the Psalms that I read making it much more personal to me. For instance, this week I read Psalm 62. The theme is trusting God alone. I've had a few issues on my mind recently that were causing some anxiety and as I read the words "I am at rest in God alone..." I was comforted. My confidence increased as it says, "He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I will never be shaken." When I gave God my problems and rested in Him alone, my anxiety decreased and I have an assurance the issue is resolved.

Give it a try and see how the Psalms can bring your comfort and rest.

To Him Be the Glory!