“The only way to understand the Psalms is on your knees, the whole congregation praying the words of the psalms with all its strength.”
This quote challenged me. Maybe I should pray the psalms. However, I didn’t want to just read them in prayer. So, I’ve started putting their sentiments into my own words and writing them down in a notebook. It really is awesome. I’ll show you a sample and then encourage you to do the same.
Psalm 1 Prayer
Let me not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Let me not stand in the way of sinners,
Let me not sit in the seat of scoffers.
I delight in your law, o Lord.
I meditate on it day and night.
Enlighten my mind with it that I may
walk in Your counsel,
stand in Your way,
sit in You.
Father, bless me by Your word that I may have abundant life as a tree planted by many waters.
Hold me up and let me stand in judgment, let me be in Your congregation.
Keep me, o Lord, establish my way and do not let it perish as the way of the wicked.
Try this sometime. Let me know how it goes.