The Power of Psalms
Dr. Richard L. Hamm1 month ago
In the 150 Psalms written more the 2,500 years ago, the Holy Spirit has provided the follower of Christ with a book of prayer and praise. The “Book of Praise” is songs and prayers put to music and accompanied by various stringed instruments. The authors encouraged each believer to utilize the power of prayer and praise. From the church’s beginning, Psalms was the manual of prayer and praise in public worship. The Psalms are famously known, read, and prayed around the world.
The Book of Psalms is a cross section of God’s revelation and the response of humankind in faith to the Lord. As you read the Psalms, you will hear believers crying out to God from the depths of despair, and you will hear them singing to Him in the heights of celebration. There is purpose and benefit in the practice of meditating on these Sacred writings. Our early forefathers knew that the best thing you can do for sanctity, peace of mind and to stay balanced in life is to read God’s Word––the Psalms in particular. The Divinely inspired words of Sacred Scripture are powerful in the life of the follower of Christ. The words provide peace, comfort, joy, answered prayer and provide true purpose and meaning in life.
Anytime you feel the need for a spiritual boost or an escape from the negative, visit the Psalms as often as you can. Eventually, the Divine Wisdom found only in Sacred Scripture will plant and grow in your soul, and you will reap its harvest. God will speak to you through His Word and the Holy Spirit. Whatever you’re seeking, the Psalms will help you find more of Jesus, and in the end, that’s what really matters. Let the honesty of the Psalms guide you into a deep and genuine relationship with Jesus Christ. “You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13). In this series, I will take verses from 15 of the most influential Psalms and focus on the power of the words that each author used.
We will celebrate Worship, Praise, Honor for Answered Prayer, Prayer for God’s Protection, and Prayer for Deliverance & Victory, to name a few. “May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed” ( Psalm 20:4 ).