Psalms

I invite you to make use of these reimagined Psalms both in your own personal prayer time and in meetings or services. If you do so, I would be grateful for the appropriate acknowledgement.

Psalm 21 reimagined

Note: a psalm that David gave to the Choir Director. Our leader delights in the determination that you give him, Lord.  He cheers because you make him successful. You present him with what he wants most in life and hold nothing back. PAUSE You put him in a good place where he is successful andContinue reading “Psalm 21 reimagined”

Psalm 20 reimagined

Note: a psalm that David gave to the Choir Director. When you are in up to your neck, may the Lord answer your plea.  The Creator helped Jacob through many tight situations, mostly of his own making, so urge him / her to help you too. May he / she give you his / herContinue reading “Psalm 20 reimagined”

Psalm 19 reimagined

Note: a psalm that David gave to the Choir Director. The universe demonstrates the genius of my God, the creator.  Look at the skies and you will see the precision of his / her work. Each and every day shows the colour and variety of his / her creativity; night after night shows depth, lightContinue reading “Psalm 19 reimagined”

Psalm 18 reimagined

A psalm for the Choir Director, written by David, one of the Lord’s aides.  He wrote and sang this song on the day the Lord saved him from his enemies especially Saul the king.  He sang: I love you Lord – you are everything to me. The Lord gives me strength; he / she treatsContinue reading “Psalm 18 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 16 reimagined

A psalm of David Keep close to me, my God, for I have made following you my life’s purpose. I said to the Lord, “You are the Boss.  You have given me all the best things in my life.” I love to be around those who belong to you.  They are my role models. ByContinue reading “Psalm 16 reimagined”

Psalm 15 reimagined

A psalm of David Who may draw close to you to show you their love, Lord?  Who will you welcome to spend time with you in your favourite place? You will accept those who live good lives, doing the right thing and whose speech is driven by an honest heart. Those who do not spreadContinue reading “Psalm 15 reimagined”

Psalm 14 reimagined

Note: a psalm that David gave to the Choir Director. It is foolish to say, “There is no God”.  So often it is said by people who want whatever they can get from life and who help no one but themselves.   The Lord sees everything, and he / she searches for those who areContinue reading “Psalm 14 reimagined”

Psalm 13 reimagined

Note: a psalm that David gave to the Choir Director. When will it be time for you to remember me, Lord?  When will it be time for you to draw close? When will it be time for my hurt to be healed?  When will it be time for my critics to stop? Now is theContinue reading “Psalm 13 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 11 reimagined

Note: a psalm that David gave to the Choir Director. The Lord will give me protection, I know he / she will.  So do not advise me to keep my head down. The wicked are planning to take control – they are preparing to take action.   They are undermining those who want what isContinue reading “Psalm 11 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 9 reimagined

Note: a psalm that David gave to the Choir Director to arrange to the tune of “Death of the Son”. From the bottom of my heart, I will worship you, Lord, and give you thanks for all the amazing things that you have done. I will chant out your name, the Greatest of all Time,Continue reading “Psalm 9 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 6 reimagined

A psalm of David given to the Choir Director for the choir to sing to the accompaniment of a string orchestra. Lord don’t scold me when you are cross with me or fly off the handle and punish me. You know that I am weak and completely out of sorts.  Please love me and restoreContinue reading “Psalm 6 reimagined”

Psalm 5 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 flute.   Lord, hear my plea to you even though it is expressed through moans and groans. You are my leader and my Creator and you are the only one whoContinue reading “Psalm 5 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”

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