Communicating with our Abba-Father freely and with emotional honesty,
processing, praying, listening, sharing, singing, composing and responding to the psalms in our heart language.
John Calvin calls the Psalms "an anatomy of the soul". No matter which emotions we have (or how strongly we experience them each day) there is a psalm which opens doorways to understanding God and ourselves more fully.
HOW LONG WILL YOU FORGET ME?
HOW LONG WILL YOU LOOK THE OTHER WAY?
How long must I struggle with ANGUISH in my soul,
with SORROW in my heart
Psalm 13 - emotion: raw anguish, sorrow, abandonment
What other emotions can be found in the Psalms?
This site aims to present the 150 psalms in text form in stimulating ways.
Find a Psalm that resonates with you & read it with freshness.
This site aims to help people to identify their emotions and find the strongest connections between varied emotions with the approx. 2500 verses in the Psalms.
This site is home to the myPsalm: SoulAnatomy tool. This tool has been roadtested and is particularly good at processing strong emotions through a guided process using a specialisd psalm choice.
This site aims to help you find songs that connect with your psalms (from a catalogue of 9000 psalm songs).
The site aims to support & showcase musicians inspired by the Psalms (including new Psalm songwriters).
"I have been accustomed to call this book [PSALMS], I think not inappropriately, An Anatomy of the Soul; for there is not an emotion of which anyone can be conscious that is not here represented as in a mirror. Or rather, the Holy Spirit has here drawn to the life all the griefs, sorrows, fears, doubts, hopes, cares, perplexities, in short, all the distracting emotions with which the minds of men are wont to be agitated. The other parts of Scripture contain the commandment which God enjoined his servants to announce to us. But here the prophets themselves seeing they are exhibited to us speaking to God, and laying open all their inmost thoughts and affections, call or rather draw, each of us to the examination of himself in particular, in order that none of the many infirmities to which we are subject, and of the many vices with which we abound, may remain concealed. It is certainly a rare and singular advantage, when all lurking places are discovered, and the heart is brought into the light, purged from that most baneful infection, hypocrisy. In short, as calling upon God is one of the principal means of securing our safety, and as a better and more unerring rule for guiding us in this exercise cannot be found elsewhere than in the Psalms, it follows, that in proportion to the proficiency which a man shall have attained in understanding them, will be his knowledge of the most important part of celestial doctrine."