"One of the wonderful things about the Psalms is that they represent every possible human situation. You will find ways to express joy, excitement, hope, contentment, peace, and confidence. And many of the Psalms give us a way to voice our loneliness, sadness, pain, anger, even rage. God wants to hear from us, everything that happens to us, everything we are going through. In this version I have tried to find some new ways to say the same things that the original Psalm writers tried to express." -- David Haas. This paraphrase of the Psalms is styled in the form of prayers to help understand and express what is happening in us and around us.