The Saint Lucas family is reading through the Psalms twice in 2020. There are two parts to this plan.
Second, we are focusing on one specific Psalm per month. We are encouraged to spend extra time reading, studying, thinking about, and meditating on this one Psalm in addition to the daily reading of Psalms as explained above. Some study tips and resources are included in reading schedule below.
It’s not too late to jump into the daily readings and monthly Psalm study. Simply start where we are!
“Regarded as both a thanksgiving and a penitential psalm, this prayer teaches us that thankfulness comes from genuine confession. Rather than defending himself, David is raw before God, confessing against himself. In so doing, he discovers the route to true blessing or happiness. He can do this because of the Lord’s unfailing love. He is free to uncover his sin because he knows he will be covered by God’s forgiveness. He can expose himself before God because his Savior exposed himself on the cross. As a result, the gospel surrounds him with shouts of deliverance,” (Tim Keller).
March 23-28, 2020
*Use the first part of verse 11, "Rejoice in the Lord and be glad," as a breath prayer (a prayer that could be said or prayed silently in one breath, one that hums constantly in the background while one goes about daily life.) Journal about how you are affected by praying your breath prayer.
More suggested activities:
Use verse 5 of Psalm 32 as a daily prayer of confession. Adjust the words to make it personal or relevant to your current situation. Be specific about the sin(s) you are confessing.
Read Psalm 32 in The Message translation.
Meditate on Psalm 32:8-10. Consider what areas of your life you might be like a horse or a mule? In what ways is God teaching or instructing you?
Memorize Psalm 32. Find an app to help with memorization at www.biblememory.com.
Listen to this sermon podcast.
Bookmark www.openthebook.org on your phone and/or computer.
Click here to listen to the song "Blessed is the One."