An Advent Meditation: Create Your Own Psalm

Spiritual Direction 101 | 12/6/2018 | Staff
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The Psalms are among the most human expressions found in the Bible. A Psalm can give us confidence that no matter what emotion we are feeling, we can share it with God.

In this exercise, you will be invited to write your own Psalm. It doesn’t matter whether you think of yourself as a writer or not — this is heartfelt communication, not an exercise in pretty writing.

Start - Psalm - Part - Today - Passages

Start by reading over Psalm 16 which is part of today’s lectionary passages.

1 Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge.

Lord - Lord

2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;

I have no good apart from you.”


in whom is all my delight.

4 Those who choose another god multiply their sorrows;

Names - Lips

or take their names upon my lips.

5 The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;


you hold my lot.

6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;


I have a goodly heritage.

7 I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;


in the night...
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