Psalm 37 Reimagined

A psalm of David Do not agonise over the fate of the depraved or be jealous of those who are responsible for injustice. Like cut flowers, they bloom for a short period but are soon forgotten.  Like an evening celebration, when it’s over there is the clear up then life goes on. Place your expectationsContinue reading “Psalm 37 Reimagined”

Psalm 33 reimagined

Like committed fans singing along to their favourite band, let’s give our all to singing to the Lord. Let our voices congratulate him / her for all that he/ she has done, with support of a full band. Perform new songs which speak of his / her achievements, singing with passion and playing with skill.Continue reading “Psalm 33 reimagined”

Psalm 26 reimagined

A psalm of David Judge the case against me, Lord and find me “not guilty”, for I have behaved with real honesty and I have relied on you without hesitating. Try the case against me and cross-examine my defence, Lord.  Scrutinize my intentions and examine my character. I know how deeply you have loved me,Continue reading “Psalm 26 reimagined”

Psalm 17 reimagined

A prayer of David’s I petition you for a fair judgment Lord.  Listen to my appeal for your support and review my heart-felt request. Please declare me to be innocent for you are the best judge of who does right. You have cross-examined my heart and questioned my thoughts as I sleep.  You have probedContinue reading “Psalm 17 reimagined”

Psalm 12 reimagined

Note: a psalm that David gave to the choir director to arrange for the choir to sing to the accompaniment of a string orchestra. Turn things round, Lord, as the number of people following your ways is falling.  Those who are sticking with you seem few and far-between. Colleagues say flattering things to each other,Continue reading “Psalm 12 reimagined”

Psalm 10 reimagined

Why do you seem distant, Lord, when I need you the most?  Why is it so hard to find you when I am in trouble? The wicked track down the vulnerable looking to torment them, believing that they themselves cannot be touched.  Let the outcomes that they planned for the vulnerable be their just deserts.Continue reading “Psalm 10 reimagined”

Psalm 8 reimagined

Note: A psalm of David written for the choir director to arrange to be sung to the  accompaniment of a string orchestra. Lord, our leader, the earth is awesome and demonstrates your greatness.  The universe echoes with many voices of wonder. Yet you encourage children and toddlers to tell stories of your achievements and toContinue reading “Psalm 8 reimagined”

Psalm 7 reimagined

Note: David wrote and sung this Psalm to the Lord about what was said about him by Cush of the tribe of Benjamin.  I need your protection, Lord my Creator.  Please defend me against the attacks of these bullies. They seem intent on shredding my reputation and destroying my self-confidence and no-one wants to standContinue reading “Psalm 7 reimagined”

Psalm 4 reimagined

David wrote this psalm and gave it to the Choir Director to arrange for the choir to sing it to the accompaniment of a string orchestra. Please respond to my cries for help, my Creator, for you are the one who trusts me.  Forgive me for my failings and guide me through these challenging times.Continue reading “Psalm 4 reimagined”

Psalm 3 reimagined

Note: David wrote this Psalm when fleeing from his own son Absalom who had usurped the throne. I have so many enemies.  Everywhere I turn they surround me. They are even saying “your Creator has abandoned you. PAUSE But you Lord, have never left me.  You are always close and reassure me of your confidenceContinue reading “Psalm 3 reimagined”

Psalm 2 reimagined

Why are there conflicts between the nations?  Why do leaders waste time on creating futile plans? Why does it seem as though anger and hostility is never far from their minds?  They take every opportunity to oppose the Lord’s plan for unity and wholeness. “I am free to lead as I choose,” they say. “IContinue reading “Psalm 2 reimagined”

Psalm 1 reimagined

If you want to know deep happiness, don’t waste your time listening to the advice of twisted minds, or joining in the chatter of devious hearts, or laughing at the humour of those who devalue everything of worth. The Lord’s presence is with the person who takes great pleasure in thinking about his / herContinue reading “Psalm 1 reimagined”