Lenten small groups will begin the week of March 5, 2017, at locations around the Denver metro area.
Writing Our Own Psalms
Lenten small group participants and members of the congregation are invited to share written conversations with God by contributing to the Trinity congregational book of psalms that will be published this spring. The small groups are reading the Psalms with a focus on hearing and understanding from the heart. We have been learning that one reason the Psalms are so powerful is because they are so honest about what the authors were feeling. There are Psalms of praise and rejoicing, but also Psalms that express frustration, disappointment and anger. As the Lenten study book, Entering the Psalms, explains, "In order to deepen any intimate relationship, we must be honest about our feelings. Relating to the God of the universe is no different. In fact, God knows us better than we know ourselves and always desires 'truth in the inward being.' (Psalm 51:6)."
To take our exploration of Psalms one step further, we are encouraging the Lenten study participants and the entire congregation to write their own psalms. Writing is a powerful way to help us explore our relationship with God. In your writing, we encourage you not to focus on imitating the style of the Psalms, but to be inspired by their honest expression of the emotions and longings that we bring to God. Let your psalms reflect your own life and heart.