A Psalm (by Linda)

During 2011, to help me meet my post-a-day challenge, I posted a Psalm every Sunday. I may do that some Sundays in 2012, too, because it was a popular posting theme. I think these posts were popular because the Psalms are such wonderful prayers that they are a blessing to all who read.

But yesterday it occurred to me that I would like to write a psalm of my own. That is, to write a poetic prayer in the nature of a psalm. As I lay in bed last night this psalm formed in my mind, and so I offer it to you, and to my God, this Sunday morning.

Psalm LK

O Lord, my God
I bring You praise
and worship You
Your love and mercy
are forevermore
In the morning
on my knees
In the evening
Lying on my bed

O my Lord God
I intercede for
the anxious and the lost
Calm their fears
and light their way
In the morning
on my knees
In the evening
Lying on my bed

O Lord, my God
I plead for
the injured and sick
Heal their wounds
and cure their disease
In the morning
on my knees
In the evening
Lying on my bed

O my Lord God
I beseech You
on behalf of the proud
Humble them before
Your mighty power and love
In the morning
on my knees
In the evening
Lying on my bed

O Lord, my God
I bring my petitions
before Your throne
You know my needs
before I even speak
In the morning
on my knees
In the evening
Lying on my bed

O my Lord God
My Savior and Redeemer
I offer my thanksgiving
for each answered prayer
for who You are
In the morning
on my knees
In the evening
Lying on my bed

1/10/11 Update: Decided to share this post over at dVerse Poets Pub for Open Link Night (which, oddly, is during the day).

About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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14 Responses to A Psalm (by Linda)

  1. Awesome! I would not have thought to try and write my own Psalm, but it’s a wonderful idea, and you have done it quite nicely! I have been dwelling on and writing about prayer a lot lately and in fact just wrote one of my daily encouragements about the Lord’s prayer a few minutes ago. Much to my surpise (not really) and delight, when I came to read poems, the first one I read was a prayer poem, and the next was yours. Coincidence! I think NOT! God is SO good!

    I also write poetry and short stories and novels, and here is my poem for this weeks open link night: http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/the-sun-came-up-again-4/

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    • Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment! I don’t think it was a coincidence, either. πŸ˜‰ I can’t really take credit for the idea to write my own psalm – it came to me while I laid in bed Saturday night, and since I didn’t feel like getting up I prayed that God would help me remember it in the morning. And as you said, God is so good – He did help me remember. I will come check out your blog, too. I always like to find other good Christian bloggers. Peace, Linda

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  2. Sheila Moore says:

    how gloious is your psalm! I love the refrain. nicely done.

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  3. brian says:

    nice…this is an excellent psalm…and you ran the gambit on those on your heart…to me that is a psalm that heart cry…humble us all…

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  4. A song by Linda on the lyre! Wonderful idea. I’m sure heaven is smiling.

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  5. Pat Hatt says:

    Wonderful write, nice imagery and like the repetition really made it flow that much more.

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  6. Linda says:

    The last four lines are so powerful… I’ve set them to music in my head.

    “You know my needs before I even speak.” Thanks for that important reminder. Hugs… : )

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    • Linda, I wish I could hear the music! I’m glad you liked this. This is one that just sort of wrote itself – or more appropriate, it is one the Holy Spirit wrote for me. πŸ™‚ Peace, Linda

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  7. Debbie says:

    This is so beautiful and rendered from your heart, Linda. What an offering . . .thank you! God bless you and your prayers and heart for Him.

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    • Deb, I’m so glad you liked it. I just thank God that He helped me remember it this morning. I laid in bed last night “writing” it in my head, but wasn’t feeling good so I didn’t get up and right it down. Peace, Linda

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  9. Ann says:

    Thank you for sharing, Psalmist Linda
    Very lovely!
    Blessings
    ann

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