I saw this idea on a friend's blog and loved it! Our God is a personal god. He wants an intimate relationship with us. My friend, Melody customized the 23rd Psalm to fit what she was personally going through. We aren't changing the meaning of the Word of God only praying it over our specific needs. Just like David cried out to God, so can we. This is an awesome way to pray scripture over your life and whatever you are going through. Here is the original Psalm in the New Living Translation:
The Lord is my shepherd;I have all that I need.He lets me rest in green meadows;he leads me beside peaceful streams.He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths,bringing honor to his name.Even when I walkthrough the darkest valley,I will not be afraid,for you are close beside me.Your rod and your staffprotect and comfort me.You prepare a feast for mein the presence of my enemies.You honor me by anointing my head with oil.My cup overflows with blessings.Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life,and I will live in the house of the Lordforever.
As an author, here is my custom Psalm 23:
The Lord is my publisher. I have all that I need. He lets me rest in his mighty provisions; he leads me to peaceful resources. He renews my strength. He guides me with the right words, bringing honor to his name. Even when I type and the words don't make sense, I will not be afraid for you are speaking through me. Your Holy Spirit protects and comforts me guiding me and correcting me. You prepare a platform for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with clarity. My cup overflows with blessings so that I can pour out to others in your name, Jesus. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life and for a thousand generations because of my obedience to your commands. I will live with you now in my heart and for eternity forever.
You focus may be an illness, a career, a challenging relationship or something completely different. Whatever is on your heart, He hears you. Cry out to him like David did!!
Post your custom Psalm below. Let me know if you get stuck as I'd love to help!