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Writing Your Own Psalm

There is no exact science to writing your own psalm, but here are a few suggestions to help get

you started:

  1. Find a quiet place to be alone with God. Put aside any distractions that could keep you from focusing on Jesus.
  2. Open your heart to the Holy Spirit. Ask God to reveal any unconfessed sin in your life. Confess and repent of that sin, asking God to restore you to a right relationship with Him.
  3. Think through the three types of psalms you learned about, and decide which type of psalm is most suitable for you in this moment. Will it be a:

a. Psalm of orientation

                  God, who am I in relationship to you?
          b. Psalm of disorientation
              God, where are you in the hard times?
          c. Psalm of reorientation

                  God, how do I reconnect with you after the pain?4.

4.  Be honest with yourself and God. Allow yourself to access the thoughts, emotions and ideas that

          are stirring in your heart. Give yourself permission to write. Resist the temptation to filter or
        “overthink” what and how you are writing.
    5.  Offer your psalm to God. When you are finished writing, read the psalm back to God as an act
          of worship. Ask Him to show you how He may want to use the psalm in your life or the lives of