The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime,
And in the night His song shall be with me—
A prayer to the God of my life. Psalm 42:8 (NKJV)
Every summer I find myself reading the Psalms. I use a one-year Bible reading plan found in the Our Daily Bread devotional. The July and August Old Testament readings are in the Psalms. I enjoy how these verses bring such comfort and offer so many meaningful prayers.
When my husband and I were engaged to be married, a missionary gave us this advice: Read one Psalm a day to count down the days to your wedding. We followed his suggestion and it really was a blessing! Now I think how this idea could be used by others for their weddings, to await the arrival of a baby, to anticipate healing, and so on. Perhaps you’d like to try reading one Psalm a day, too, as you pray and wait upon the Lord.
Or you might try a Psalm TEA CUPP with these verses from Psalms 41-50. Pray one or all these verses each day this coming week as you pour out your heart to Jesus.
T for Thanksgiving:
Offer to God thanksgiving,
And pay your vows to the Most High. Psalm 50:14 (NKJV)
E for Exalting:
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel
From everlasting to everlasting!
Amen and Amen. Psalm 41:13 (NKJV)
In God we boast all day long,
And praise Your name forever. Psalm 44:8 (NKJV)
Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples!
Shout to God with the voice of triumph!
For the Lord Most High is awesome;
He is a great King over all the earth. Psalm 47:1-2 (NKJV)
A for Admitting:
I said, “Lord, be merciful to me;
Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.” Psalm 41:4 (NKJV)
C for Calling:
Be still, and know that I am God… Psalm 46:10 (NKJV)
U is for Understanding our story:
Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God;
For I shall yet praise Him,
The help of my countenance and my God. Psalm 42:11 (NKJV)