Psalms Reading Guide

April 20 – September 20

Join us as we read through the Psalms!

Psalms is a book of ancient prayers and praises to God. The psalms teach us how to pray, rejoice, lament, and hope. They are songs filled with comfort, truth, and worship, written by kings and worship leaders in ancient Israel. We need to hold fast to the promises God’s given us in his word, turning our hearts and minds towards him. As a church, we want to unite ourselves around these truths of God and orient our hearts around his faithfulness.

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Today's Reading Reading Guide Study Resources

Week 17

August 10-16
Psalm 112
Psalm 113
Psalm 114
Psalm 115
Psalm 116-117
Psalm 118
Psalm 119:1-32

Memory Verse
Psalm 116:8-9 — For you, Lord, rescued me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

Week 18

August 17-23
Psalm 119:33-72
Psalm 119:73-112
Psalm 119:113-144
Psalm 119:145-176
Psalm 120
Psalm 121
Psalm 122

Memory Verse
Psalm 119:89-90 — Lord, your word is forever; it is firmly fixed in heaven. Your faithfulness is for all generations; you established the earth, and it stands firm.

Week 19

August 24-30
Psalm 123
Psalm 124
Psalm 125
Psalm 126
Psalm 127
Psalm 128
Psalm 129

Memory Verse
Psalm 125:1 — Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion. It cannot be shaken; it remains forever.

Week 20

August 31 - September 6
Psalm 130
Psalm 131
Psalm 132
Psalm 133
Psalm 134
Psalm 135
Psalm 136

Memory Verse
Psalm 130:7 — Israel, put your hope in the Lord. For there is faithful love with the Lord, and with him is redemption in abundance.

Week 21

September 7-13
Psalm 137
Psalm 138
Psalm 139
Psalm 140
Psalm 141
Psalm 142*
Psalm 143

Memory Verse
Psalm 139:11-12 — If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me, and the light around me will be night”— even the darkness is not dark to you. The night shines like the day; darkness and light are alike to you.

*Psalm 142 (background: 1 Sam 22:1, 24:13)

Week 22

September 14-20
Psalm 144
Psalm 145
Psalm 146
Psalm 147
Psalm 148
Psalm 149
Psalm 150

Memory Verse
Psalm 150:6 — Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. Hallelujah!

Resources for Further Study on Psalms

If you would like to dive deeper into Psalms, here are some resources. There are resources for all ages, babies to adults.

Books:
  • The Songs of Jesus, by Timothy Keller
  • Life Lessons from Psalms, by Max Lucado
  • Reflections of the Psalms, by CS Lewis
  • Psalms, the Prayer Book of the Bible, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Open and Unafraid: The Psalms as a Guide to Life, by W. David O. Taylor
  • https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/resources-exploring-psalms/ (includes a vast list of books about the Psalms)
Online Resources:

These websites allow you to read Scripture and to study it by providing access to a variety of commentaries, concordances, and dictionaries.

Study Bibles:

A Study Bible is a great way to learn more about Scripture while you are reading it. Study Bibles contain notes on context, original languages, hard to understand concepts, and connections to other parts of Scripture. Here are some we like.

  • ESV Study Bible
  • CSB Study Bible
  • CSB Baker Illustrated Study Bible
  • Life Application Study Bible
  • NLT Illustrated Study Bible
  • NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible
For Kids:

We want your kids to join with us in reading the psalms too! Here are a few books and resources for them, for kids of all ages.

  • Psalms for Young Children, by Marie-Helene Delval and Arno
  • Psalm Prayers for Kids: A 40-Day Prayer Journey, by Sarah Keeling
  • Psalms of Praise (Baby Believer Series), by Danielle Hitchen
  • Spark Story Bible Psalm Book:Prayers and Poems for Kids, by Naomi Joy Kreuger
  • Psalms for Little Hearts, by Dandi Daley Mackall
  • The Psalms: A Study for Kids, by Joe Mally
  • Psalms for Teens, by Concordia Publishing House
  • Prayers Before an Awesome God: The Psalms for Teenagers, by David Haas
Kinds of Psalms:

NLT Illustrated Study Bible, Tyndale House, 2015

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