The Psalms are passages that we can all turn to for all occassions. Because faith and spirituality are top priority in the total health of a person, Reverend James Waltner has some suggestions of various Psalm passages for our consideration. If you need the full text of the Bible online you can go to


Prayer of Confession
  • Psalm 25:1-2
  • Psalm 40:12-17
  • Psalm 51:1-17

Prayer of Trust

  • Psalm 16:1-11
  • Psalm 23:1-6
  • Psalm 84
  • Psalm 90
  • Psalm 103

Psalms of Lament

  • Psalms 3 (morning prayer)
  • Psalm 4 (evening prayer)
  • Psalm 5 (morning prayer)
  • Psalm 6 (evening prayer)
  • Psalm 13
  • Psalm 30
  • Psalm 80
  • Psalm 130

Psalms Affirming Faith in God

  • Psalm 46:1-11
  • Psalm 62:1-7
  • Psalm 111:1-10
  • Psalm 121:1-8

Psalms of Praise and Thanksgiving

  • Psalm 65:1-7
  • Psalm 95:1-7
  • Psalm 981-9
  • Psalm 100:1-5
  • Psalm 113:1-9
  • Psalm 138:1-8
  • Psalm 148:1-14


Psalms to Pray When You Experience Times of...............

...Defeat and depression.
Psalm 25 "I look to the Lord for help at all times."
Psalm 27 "Trust in the Lord. Have faith, do not despair."

....Joy and Celebration.
Psalm 95 "Come, let us praise the Lord!"
Psalm146 "I will sing to my God all my life."

....Suffering and grief..
Psalm 6 "I and worn out with grief."
Psalm 30 "You have channged my sadness into a joyful dance."

....Seeking God's presence in your life.
Psalm 63 "My soul is thirsty for you."
Psalm 139:1-17 "Lord, you have examined me and you know me."

....Need for guidance and direction.
Psalm 16 "My future is in your hands."
Psalm 86:1-13b "Teach me, Lord, what you want me to do."

....Need for forgiveness of sin.
Psalm 32 "Blessed are those whose sins are forgiven."
Psalm 51 "Create in me a clean heart, O God."

....Need for comfort.
Psalm 23 "The Lord is my shepherd."
Psalm 71 "Don't stay so far away, O God; my God, hurry to my aid."


Short Verses for Psalms of Trust

When I lie down, I go to sleep in peace;
You alone, O Lord, keep me perfectly safe. Psalm 4:8

I trust in the Lord for safety. Psalm 11:1

You, Lord, are all I have, and you give me all I need;
My future is in your hands. Psalm 16:5

The Lord protects me from all danger;
I will never be afraid. Psalm 27:1b

I wait patiently for God to save me;
I depend on him alone. Psalm 62

The Lord will protect you from all danger;
He will keep you safe. Psalm 121:7


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