February 5 Psalm Readings

The challenge is not to study these psalms. The challenge is to pray them throughout the day. The book of Psalms has been called the Prayer Book of IsraelThe Prayer Book of the Messiah, The Prayer Book of the Church, and even the Songbook of the Church.

Allow the book of Psalms to function in this way for you. I do not suggest that you supplant your personal prayers with the Psalms, instead I suggest you incorporate the Psalms in your discipline of prayer.

Morning:                             Psalm 5

Mid-morning:                    Psalm 36

Noon:                                   Psalm 67

Afternoon (supper):       Psalm 97

Night:                                    Psalm 129

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February 4 Psalm Readings

The challenge is not to study these psalms. The challenge is to pray them throughout the day. The book of Psalms has been called the Prayer Book of IsraelThe Prayer Book of the Messiah, The Prayer Book of the Church, and even the Songbook of the Church.

Allow the book of Psalms to function in this way for you. I do not suggest that you supplant your personal prayers with the Psalms, instead I suggest you incorporate the Psalms in your discipline of prayer.

Morning:                             Psalm 4

Mid-morning:                    Psalm 35

Noon:                                   Psalm 66

Afternoon (supper):        Psalm 96

Night:                                   Psalm 128

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February 3 Psalm Readings

Morning:                             Psalm 3

Mid-morning:                    Psalm 34

Noon:                                   Psalm 65

Afternoon (supper):          Psalm 95

Night:                                   Psalm 127

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February 2 Psalm readings

The challenge is not to study these psalms. The challenge is to pray them throughout the day. The book of Psalms has been called the Prayer Book of Israel, The Prayer Book of the Messiah, The Prayer Book of the Church, and even the Songbook of the Church.

Allow the book of Psalms to function in this way for you. I do not suggest that you supplant your personal prayers with the Psalms, instead I suggest you incorporate the Psalms in your discipline of prayer.

Morning:                             Psalm 2

Mid-morning:                    Psalm 33

Noon:                                   Psalm 64

Afternoon (supper):       Psalm 94

Night:                                    Psalm 126

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Psalm Readings February 1

There is a way of praying through the psalms every month. It is simple and easy to follow.

Pray five psalms a day.

Not all at once.

Morning, mid-morning, noon, afternoon (or supper), and night.

Divide the Psalm readings into 31 days.

So today looks like this.

Morning: Psalm 1

Mid-morning (10:00 am): Psalm 32

Noon: Psalm 63

Afternoon or supper: Psalm 94

Night (bedtime): Psalm 125

Do not merely read the psalms. Do not study them as an exegetical study. Do not write out inductive Bible study questions. Instead, merely offer them up as prayers.

The psalms were meant to be chanted and prayed. They formed the prayer-book of the Messiah and thus the prayer book of God’s people.

So try it! See how it goes for the month of February. Naturally you won’t get through them all since February is a shorter month. But that’s OK; you’ll have plenty of opportunities throughout the year to cover all 150 psalms in a month!

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Fifty-one: Promised Messiah

Beginning Monday, December 19

Preparation

  • Recite Psalms 130 and 131
  • Moment of silence

Presence through the word

  • Psalm readings
    • Morning: Psalm 20
    • Noon: Psalm 19:1-11
    • Vespers: Psalm 19:12-14
    • Night: Psalm 103
  • Moment of silence
  • Scripture readings
    • Monday: Matthew 1:1-17
    • Tuesday: Matthew 1:18-25
    • Wednesday: Matthew 2:1-12
    • Thursday: Matthew 2:13-18
    • Friday: Matthew 2:19-23
  • Moment of silence

Prayers

  • Prayers of thanksgiving and petition
  • Journaling or silent reflection
  • The “Lord’s Prayer”

Practice

During this final week before Christmas give a gift to someone unexpected. Find a stranger—anyone at random, and give a gift. It may be to purchase the groceries of the person behind you at the store, or a meal for the person behind you at the drive through window. Perhaps there is a homeless person you see regularly but haven’t helped before. Help this person.

Resolve in the coming year to help people randomly—at least once a month, until it becomes a habit.

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Week Forty-eight: Taking Care of Business

Preparation

  • Recite Psalms 130 and 131
  • Moment of silence

Presence through the Word

  • Morning: Psalm 47
  • Noon: Psalm 38
  • Vespers: Psalm 99
  • Night: Psalm 37:35-40

Moment of Silence

 Scripture Readings:

  • Monday: Titus 1:1-9
  • Tuesday: Titus 1:10-16
  • Wednesday: Titus 2:1-15
  • Thursday: Titus 3:1-15
  • Friday: Re-read Titus through

Moment of silence   

 Prayers

  • Prayers of Thanksgiving and petition
  • Journaling or silent reflection
  • The “Lord’s Prayer”

 

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