Your Favorite Psalms

Maria Smith's picture

There are about 150 psalms - some psalms contain two or more songs. They are as varied as the subject matter. Praising God, showing confidence in Him, thanksgiving, etc.

Please take a moment and write down your favorite, give your reasons for it if you like. It is a wonderful way to pray that we should do more often.

HeidiSue's picture

Psalm 34

First of all, may I say what a beautiful thread! Reading through it is refreshing me tremendously! Right now I am memorizing Psalm 34, using it as a prayer guide in my daily life.

I love the idea of having Psalms by heart, for you can tap them whenever, even if you don't have your Bible with you. They make wonderful templates for intercession, praise, thanksgiving...

Psalm 34

I will bless the Lord at all times
His praise shall continually be in my mouth
My soul makes its boast in the Lord;
the humble shall hear thereof and be glad.

O magnify the Lord with me;
come let us exalt His name together!

I sought the Lord and He answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to Him are radiant;
their faces shall never be ashamed.

This poor man cried and the Lord heard him
and saved him out of all his troubles
O taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.

O fear the Lord, you His saints, for those who fear Him
lack nothing.
The young lions suffer hunger and want,
but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing...

(and that's pretty much as far as i have memorized ;) but I'm working on it!

this is the rest of the Psalm:

Come, O children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
What man is there who desires life
and loves many days, that he may see good?
Keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from speaking deceit.
Turn away from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.

The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous
and his ears toward their cry.
The face of the LORD is against those who do evil,
to cut off the memory of them from the earth.
When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed in spirit.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
but the LORD delivers him out of them all.
He keeps all his bones;
not one of them is broken.
Affliction will slay the wicked,
and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
The LORD redeems the life of his servants;
none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.