A Special “Thank You” to Fuller Studio and Fuller Theological Seminary for this production of Bono and Eugene Peterson on The Psalms. The initiative, known as FULLER studio, is a new venture making the best of Fuller’s resources available for the Christian church and individuals interested in the formation of a rich spiritual life. I became aware of Peterson’s work with his Bible version called, THE MESSAGE.
Now, as I watched this vid, I felt relaxed and calm as if the hidden (unspoken) message was “It’s gonna be alright. I (God) am big enough for you to be you. I created a garden for you. Enter into My rest as the ugly storms of life blow. It’s alright!”
I pray the Psalms as a part of my rule of prayer. The first Psalm I pray is Psalm 3, “O Lord, how many are my foes…” or as phrased in The Message, “God! Look! Enemies past counting!” This Psalm has been part of the daily morning prayers of the Church worldwide for hundreds of years, only lost to the generations departing from the riches of Godly Tradition.
As a teenager, I would sit at the piano with the Bible open to the Psalms. I would sing and pray (although not always easy to sing with the KJV). In the past few years, I’ve discovered the Grail Psalms, where the words are metered. This brought a whole new dimension for “psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs” into my life.
Peace be with you!