Today, I spent the day sorting through folders of writings and articles I’ve saved over the years, and I came across a manila folder with copies of two modern day “psalms,” written by my Sunday School class.
Several years ago I taught Sunday School to high school students. We eventually split the classes into boys and girls, or should I say, young men and young women, and during this time, I had each girl write their own verse, something they wanted to express to the Lord, to be part of a complete psalm. When they handed them in, I pieced them together.
These are their words and their hearts…
O, Heavenly Father, I long to see Your face and hear Your voice. I cry out from the depths of my heart to You, O Lord.
I am desperately asking for Your guidance and yet You show me nothing. Reveal to me Your heart, for I long to know the true God I serve. Reveal to me Your heart, Your will, Yourself.
My heart sings with the song of Your love, My lips burst forth with the praise of Your name.
When I become prideful, You show me the truth; You are the Almighty One, I am but a servant.
Lord, forgive me for the judgement I have put on other people. O Lord, be my guide and help me to do good in Your eyes.
Lift up your hands and praise His name, for the Lord is good and never leaves you.
The walls are falling in, all is chaos, but Your foundation doesn’t stir. I can stand firm while all collapses.
Give me forgiveness to forgive my friends for they have done wrong. Show me the way, show me Thy path. I am so lost and confused, I need Your guidance.
My heart longs for a selfish way, but I do not know if it is Your will, so help me God, I long to please You. I love you God, Your works are wonderful.
Whenever I am weak, You hold me up. When I fear, You give me peace. O Lord, thank You for keeping me safe, and for the touch of Your hand on me, protecting me for all time.