It’s easy to write your own psalm after the template of Psalm 23. We did it in a corporate worship time and it’s fun! I love using my creativity to worship Him! (Deutsche Version)
The Lord is my banner,
I look up to him.
He leads us into battle,
he knows the entire strategy.
When enemies come, he is not surprised;
his royalty is shielding us from harm.
And even when it hurts,
his love works within me;
he knows me inside out.
My life and my death is in his hands.
I entrust my hopes and desires to the One
who already sees their completion.
His promises are my daily bread.
Let God arise, and his enemies be scattered!
Here is how you can write your own Psalm. These questions reflect the structure of Psalm 23:
- Think of a characteristic or picture of God (in my example: banner)
The Lord is my shepherd …
- What are its consequences for me?
… I lack nothing.
- What does he do with me?
He makes me lie down in green pastures...
- What does this mean in difficult times?
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death …
- What does it mean for my future?
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me …
- A concluding statement from my side
I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.