One or more of the following may Psalms is sung or said…
Psalm 119: Your word is a lantern to my feet, and a light upon my path.
Psalm 121: I lift up my eyes to the hills; from where is my help to come?
Psalm 126: When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, they were we like those who dream…
It makes a difference, whether you sing or say a psalm. Psalms are poems, sung or spoken in Jewish and Christian worship services. Singing comes from a different place in the heart and brain than speaking does – it’s why people who cannot speak can sing (and swear!).
There are times when I cannot speak to God. Words fail me, or seem incapable of conveying what is most important and true for me. Grief can steal my words; anger can keep me from talking with God; I can murmur memorized words without really paying any attention to them or God.
Singing is different. It bypasses my grief, anger, and complacency. Singing can bring me before God when I most need to be there and I am least able to find my way.
There is such wisdom in setting our prayers to music. Sing along, why don’t you?