The Psalm for this week is Psalm 148. This responsive reading of the Psalm features the words of the Psalm in italics and my words in regular font. I enjoy the process of rewriting Scripture while remaining faithful to its roots. Using different words to express the same ideas is one way to keep Scripture fresh and new for us. This practice can give you insight into how you see God and how others have seen God throughout time. Why not do a little rewriting of a psalm yourself this week? I’d love to see your results.
All-Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise God in the heights!
One-All who are faithful, Praise God! All who try to love God offer your praises!
All-Praise God, sun and moon; praise God, all you shining stars!
One-Let all praise the name of the Lord, for at God’s command all were created.
All-Praise God all creatures small and big who live in the oceans and waters.
One-Fire and hail, snow and frost, stormy wind fulfilling God’s command!
All-Hills, valleys, and mountains, fruit and flowering trees, weeds and vines.
One-Wild animals and all cattle, creeping things and flying birds!
All-People with power and people with no power, all are God’s children.
One-All ages and all people are God’s children.
All-Let all praise the name of the Lord, for God’s name alone is exalted; God’s glory is above earth and heaven.