According to Britannica, Psalms, book of the Old Testament composed of sacred songs, or of sacred poems meant to be sung. In the Hebrew Bible, Psalms begins the third and last section of the biblical canon, known as the Writings (Hebrew Ketuvim).
The psalms were part of the ancient hymnal of the people of God. Many times, the poetry was set to music. But not always. The psalms show how the poet felt about God or how they felt about God. Different types of psalms were written to express different feelings and thoughts about a psalmist's situation in a way that made sense to them.
Psalms of lament show how the author is crying out to God in difficult situations. Psalms of praise, also known as hymns, show how the author expresses his or her admiration for God in a direct way. Thanksgiving psalms usually show how grateful the author is for a personal deliverance or help from God. During pilgrimages to Jerusalem, pilgrim psalms with the title "a song of ascent" were used. They were also used on pilgrimages "going up." Wisdom psalms, royal psalms, victory psalms, Law psalms, songs of Zion, and other types of psalms are called that today.
The book of Psalms is about worship. People who read the Psalms are told to praise God for who he is and what he has done. The Psalms show us how big our God is, how faithful he is to us when we're in trouble, and how important God's word is. People who write a psalm always write about how much God loves them. The way the Psalms show worship gives us glimpses after glimpse of people who love God, people who repent before Him, and people who have changed their lives because of their encounters with God.
Take a look at Psalm 1, then Psalm 150, and then go back to Psalm 1. Gratitude to God for enabling you to share your innermost feelings with Him. Use Psalm 13 as a guide and compose your own complaint to God if you are in pain. If you're in a joyful mood, read Psalm 30 and repeat the praise it contains. The psalms include a term that can help you express your feelings to God in each situation.
P.S. - Friend, You are Loved!
Britannica, T. Editors of Encyclopedia (2020, May 15). Psalms. Encyclopedia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Psalms