Don’t be drunken with wine, in which is dissipation,
but be filled
with the Spirit,
speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and
singing, and singing
praises in your heart to the Lord; giving thanks always concerning all
things in the name
of our Lord Jesus Christ, to God, even the Father; subjecting
yourselves one to another in
the fear of Christ.
—Ephesians 5:18-21 (WEB)
Above all these things, walk in love, which is the bond of
perfection. And let the
peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one
body; and be
thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all wisdom
admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and
songs, singing with grace
in your heart to the Lord.
—Colossians 3:14-16 (WEB)
Michael’s psalms are contemporary psalms written as a form of prayer and sometimes under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. They are part of what the Apostle Paul was writing about in the two quotes above from his letters to the Ephesians and Colossians. Michael’s psalms were written long after the Psalms in the Holy Bible. They are written in a similar style, but in (mostly) English instead of Hebrew. There is no correlation between the numbered psalms here and those of the same number in the Bible. There are posted here in hopes that they will encourage you, build you up in faith, and help you in your prayer life.
Let the Holy Bible and the Holy Spirit be your guide to discerning what may be prophetic in these psalms.
Hebrew style poetry is based not on rhyme and rhythm, but on a certain symmetry in the meanings of phrases (commonly put on separate lines in English). The phrases come in sets, where the first line states something, and the next line(s) compare, complete, or contrast that same thought. It is possible to do both Hebrew style poetry and English poetry at the same time.
It is my desire that these psalms be read and used for the glory of God. You may copy them freely without paying any royalties. (If you want to make a donation, that is fine, but certainly not required.)
Michael’s psalms are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Attribution should include a link back to http://kahunapule.org. If you choose to make a derivative work (i. e. translation to another language), you should make clear what part of the work is yours, and what part is mine.
Legal issues and human authorship notwithstanding, I give credit to the Holy Spirit for helping me to write these psalms. He gets the glory for the good parts. Any mistakes are my own, not His. You can write psalms for the Lord, too.
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