Antonia Watson is one of the members at Bessels Green. A few weeks ago Antonia’s small group were looking at the Psalms, and were encouraged to write a Psalm of their own. Inspired by the Psalms, and praying in the middle of the night, Antonia wrote the words you can see below. She shared her Psalm with us during the online service on Sunday 3rd May, and we wanted to give people the opportunity to read it again.
Antonia’s hand written Psalm can be downloaded here.
A Modern Rap Psalm, by Antonia Watson
Father God we worship you –
Your love is overwhelming,
to send your Son to show the way
for us, forever helping.
You said you had to die
So the Holy Spirit’ll come,
And that He’d do greater things
Than the wonders You have done.
Oh help us claim this always,
Oh Lord, please have your way
Strengthen us dear Lord we pray
through the stresses of each day.
Help us stop striving
In our worldly way
Guide us to come to You
To hear what You would say.
Help us care for planet earth
All nature’s gifts have their worth.
The world’s creatures must survive
Help us keep them all alive.
Help us share with one another
with helpful conversation
Instead of totally relying on
We see turmoil all around
And political descent
We pray for strength oh Father
To stand true in these events.
Fear of persecution,
Risk of execution,
Meetings in seclusion,
for building Christian union.
Droughts for farms, people starving
Global warming, icebergs melting
Russian forests – the size of Wales –
being cut down in secret sales.
Chinese correction systems
For Muslims in re-education prisons.
Hearts and body parts often sold
from prisoners – to round the world.
Knifings, suicides, drugs and stress –
Depression, divorce and the rest,
Social media reporting news
Bombarding us with half truths.
We cry to you to rescue us
From all this pain and earthly fuss
Fighting, fires and floods abound
Fake news and battles all around.
Now coronavirus comes –
No country to spare –
Spreading fear all around,
People dying everywhere.
We’ve forgotten Your recipe
Of Your yeast in our bread –
To lift all humanity –
We’ve turned selfish instead.
FORGIVE US LORD –
For we have greatly sinned
Prioritising our pleasures,
Before Your command.
Corona’s a WAKE UP CALL
To – Love on another
To – Forgive each other
To bring Blessings on all.
HELP US LISTEN TO WHAT YOU’D HAVE US DO –
GIVE US STRONG FAITH – TO KNOW YOU ARE WITH US –
AS WE WORK IT THROUGH – TO GLORIFY YOUR PRECIOUS NAME – JESUS.