We began our studies into the Psalms tonight at my church, starting right at the beginning with Psalm 1. It was a lovely evening – we sang some hymns, some songs and we read and discussed the content of Psalm 1, talking about what it meant to us and how it would have been received by Jesus. We also talked about prayer and meditation, and how quite often we manage to squeeze prayer time out of our busy lives.
We watched a video too which uses the text of the Psalm to some music and images that can be used for meditation. I have included it here so you can see it too.
1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.
4 Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
May you receive the blessings of God in your life and in your heart.