There are many example of different types of Psalms. Here are three.
A Psalm of remembrance. It is good for us to remember the amazing things that God has done in the past. This Psalm depicts the time God rescued the Israelites by parting the Red Sea. God wants us to remember these biblical stories, but also to remember the times God has been there for us. Stop right now and think of when God protected you, comforted you and made a way for you. It is good to just stop and remember these things because it grows our faith and it draws us nearer to the Provider, Comforter and Protector.
When the Israelites escaped from Egypt, when the family of Jacob left that
foreign land, the land of Judah became God's sanctuary, and Israel His kingdom.
The Red Sea saw them coming and hurried out of their way! The water of the
Jordan River turned away. The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like sheep.
A Psalm of praise. Did you ever hear the birds singing? did you ever thing that their song is a song of praise to God? If the little birdies can sing praises to the Lord, what should prevent us from doing the same. Psalm 22 says that "God inhabits the praises of His people". Which means God lives in our praise! If you want to be closer to God.... praise Him.... sing to Him. He loves it!
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music.
Make music to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing.
With trumpets and the blast of a ram's horn, Shout for joy to the Lord, the King.
Let the sea resound, and everything in it, the world, and all that live in it.
A Psalm of thanksgiving. Nothing in this life is guaranteed. God is the provider of everything, including our next breath. God was there at the beginning. (While we were still in our mom's tummy) He created us with a purpose. He knows everything about us... and He STILL loves us! There is so much to thank God for. We can use the thanksgiving Psalms to show our gratiude for His love, His provision, His protection etc....
You made all the delicate , inner parts of my body and
knit me together in my mother's womb.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous. How well I know it.
You watched me as I was being formed in seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life
was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid
out before a single day had passed.