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Jan 31st 2009, 07:02 AM
LIke i said i have never read the book of psalms...What is it actually? is it songs? Is it prayers? Can you read it like a book from beginning to end, i mean does it read like a story??...
I want to attempt it so i would like info
Jan 31st 2009, 07:26 AM
If you have not read Psalms you are in for a real treat. They are songs and prayers. You can read them all...hard because it's a long book...and you can read just a verse or a chapter. May I suggest my favorite Psalm 139?
Jan 31st 2009, 07:36 AM
Psalms is one of my favorite books of the Bible!
I love psalm 121, 118, 23, 74 and others
a psalm is a song or a prayer set to music.
its helped me a lot during times of trial and when I'm not feeling good
it lifts my spirit. I feel God talking to me through them. God is so amazing.
God Bless and Remember Jesus will always love and forgive you no matter what you have or haven't done!!!
Just pray and ask from your heart and He will answer.
Jan 31st 2009, 07:43 AM
Thats probely what im missing in my life....
Those words of encouragement through those prayers...I need to be kicked pushed and dragged along....
I do thank God for giving me the chance to know him....I am forever in his debt
Jan 31st 2009, 01:55 PM
The Book of Psalms is my favorite book of the bible also. These great poems and prayers contain such power and comfort. Whenever I find myself getting beat down by the world and it's cares, the Psalms will always calm me and lift me up.
Jan 31st 2009, 06:54 PM
I like to read some of the Psalms just before I pray , I find them inspiring. Some of them you've probably heard before like the 23rd Psalm " the Lord is my shepherd..." and who can forget Boney 'M' (Who ?:rofl:) "By the rivers of Babylon..." Psalm 137.
Jan 31st 2009, 07:54 PM
Psalm 34 and Psalm 91 are two of my favorites..oh and Psalm 139 is probably my real favorite!
Jan 31st 2009, 08:39 PM
Welcome to Bibleforums! :hug:
It's great to have you here!! :pp :pp :pp
And what an interesting name you have!
Like i said i have never read the book of psalms...What is it actually? is it songs? Is it prayers? Can you read it like a book from beginning to end, i mean does it read like a story??The book of Psalms is the Bible's song-book, or prayer book. Each chapter, that is each Psalm, is like a separate song, or poem, or prayer.
Some of them are difficult. Some are easy. Some are praising God. Some are a pouring out of our heart to God in distress. But Christians (and Jews) through the ages have found them to be great sources of strength, instruction, comfort and -- something you have said in other posts that you really want -- spiritual formation.
You might say "what's 'spiritual formation' -- I don't even know the word, so how could I have said I wanted it?" :lol: You didn't say it in that way, exactly. But "spiritual formation" is a term for growing up, maturing, as a Christian, and being transformed in our character and actions to be more what God wants for us. And I believe (from reading other posts of yours) that that is something you very much want! I would suggest that Psalm 103 might be very helpful and consoling to you. It starts out like this:
1 Bless the LORD, O my soul:
....... and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul,
.......and do not be forgetful of all his benefits:
3 For He forgives all your evil-doings;
.......He heals all your diseases;
4 He redeems your life from destruction;
.......He crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5 He satisfiea your mouth with good things;
.......so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. The rest of this Psalm is also wonderful!
Psalm 25 is also wonderful, and very relevant to some of your concerns.
Psalms 100 and 150 are shouts of joy to God, and can be very uplifting.
Psalm 126 is short, and talks about God restoring us.
Psalm 130 is good when one feels very down: "Out of the depths have I cried unto you: Lord hear my prayer!"
May God continue to bless you as you seek him, bro!!
In friendship, :hug:
Jan 31st 2009, 08:43 PM
A Psalm of David.
1 The LORD is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
3 He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD
Jan 31st 2009, 08:50 PM
The book of Psalms is dynamic!!! God is soooooooo very Awesome!!! Please do start reading it....God Bless:saint:
Jan 31st 2009, 08:57 PM
Thanks Scruffy Kid i enjoyed reading the psalms your suggested and thanks for reading into me...You da man
Feb 1st 2009, 05:43 AM
Here's a little regiment for reading the complete book of Psalms, read 5 chapters a day and you get through them in a month. A variation on Proverbs is to read a chapter a day and you can get through Proverbs in a month. Chapter 119 is pretty long though.
Feb 1st 2009, 07:12 AM
Yeah, 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible. one part for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet I think...
My favorite, end of 139:
Search me O God, and know my heart
Try me and know my anxious thoughts
See if there is any hurtful way within me
And lead me in the way everlasting.
I like that *so* much.
At Oceanwood, a Baptist camp I went to as a kid, my awesome counselor read that to us so many times, once while we all shared the same Whoopie Pie on her bed...good times there, although I heard that and its sister camp Grotonwood have gone to pot morally since...phases I guess. Maybe it has improved.
Feb 1st 2009, 08:58 AM
I like Psalm 37 a lot.
"Do not fret because of evil men, or be envious of those who do wrong;
for like the grass they will soon wither,
like green plants they will soon die away."
Psalm 37, verses 1-2
Feb 1st 2009, 07:39 PM
The Psalms are good but personally, I found them hard to read and enjoy.:(I honestly can't understand why, maybe it's because poetry never has moved me or I don't feel closer to God when reading them. That said, I do have some favourites.
O God, thou art my God, I seek thee,
My soul thirsts for thee;
My flesh faints for thee,
As in dry and wear land where no water is.
...My soul clings to thee;
Thy right hand upholds me
I love thee, O Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock, and my fortree and my deliverer,
My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
My shield, and the horn of my salvaion, my stronghold.
And of course Psalm 23 is always iconic. It was the first Psalm I knew.
Feb 4th 2009, 11:44 PM
It's a little of everything. I also love Psalm 91 and Psalm 100.