At a recent gathering here at the Press, Vinita Hampton Wright of the Days of Deepening Friendship blog and my dear friend, offered us something fresh.
She suggested that we each write a psalm for ourselves and that each should contain:
- An honest statement of the situation
- The truth we know and have already experienced
- A request from God for what we need.
Vinita gave us an example:
Oh Lord, I’m in over my head!
My anxiety makes it hard to think straight.
But I know you are at work in each life and that the Holy Spirit hovers over my every attempt at ministry.
Help me master some new skills – I’ve certainly done that before.
Prepare me to listen and to speak.
Make a way for the conversation I’m about to have
I trust you to bring about the best results – thank you!
I really liked the psalm I came up with; why don’t you give it a whirl?