A Lenten Psalm

As part of my devotional time on Friday morning, I was challenged to write my own Psalm. I have struggled all day with the idea of posting it on my blog page. As musicians, we often look for pattern and meter in written word. My writing this morning, as much as I tried, didn’t quiet come out with an even meter. I decided, though, for the sake of documenting this particular Lenten journey, I would post it. If some phrase of it speaks to you, then all the more wonderful. Understand, first and foremost, these are really just the thoughts of a traveler on this journey.

God, I praise You, not just because You created me in Your image, but because each new day you re-create me in the wholeness of a re-born life.  

You give me opportunity to start again.  You offer me life more abundantly. You compel me to give grace as it has been so freely given to me through Your Son. 

God, I praise You because even in the darkest hours of my life, You shine perfect light. You shine light that brings hope. You shine light that offers unfathomable peace.

If I am high on the mountain, Your Spirit dances and rejoices alongside me. If I am walking through the valley, Your right hand of protection is my constant guide.

Know my heart, my God. Know that this struggling pilgrim wishes to be your messenger, sharing her passions with others; striving to be a servant among those she walks with daily. Grant me direction; Grant me wisdom; Grant me strength.  Now and always.    




About Tina Swaggerty Collins

Tina currently serves on staff at Ball Camp Baptist Church. A music graduate of Carson-Newman College, Tina has been active in church music ministry for over 30 years and is an ordained minister. She is the mother to two amazing grown children, who still allow her to be a nurturing mom from time to time. Her blog is an invitation to step into her life as a mom, a minister and a follower.
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One Response to A Lenten Psalm

  1. Susan Igel says:

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your psalm, Tina.

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