Psalm Writing

Categories: Power of Prayer, Psalms, Putting God First

  • Talk about the composition of a Psalm.
    • A Psalm is a prayer to God, telling Him about what's happening in your life.
  • Look at the following Psalms and indicate what was happening to David at the time he wrote them.
    • Ps. 7 David could write this, because he knew he was innocent. Innocent of what?
    • Ps. 3 David had to leave the city because Absalom was trying to become king. David may have written this while on the run from Absalom.
    • Ps. 30 is a Psalm filled with____________ (thanksgiving).
      • What are you grateful for?
      • Can you write a Psalm of thanksgiving?
    • Ps. 51 specifically deals with the Bathsheba debacle.
      • Have you ever wanted God to forgive you?
    • Ps. 59 was written when David was on the run from Saul.
  • What do we learn about David's relationship with God from his Psalms?
  • What do we learn about our relationship to God with our prayer journal (Psalms)?
  • If you are musically inclined, put your Psalm to music.