Pausing for the Psalms

    Pause each day in August to read the Psalms.

    Psalms of Lament are a cry of grief to God in difficult times. They often ask God questions like,  Where are you in the midst of my suffering? Do you care about my pain? Why are you silent? Then they go on to remember the Living God and His ability to intervene, contend for his people, and vindicate wrongs. When reading these psalms of lament, keep in mind that you are not alone in your anguish. God promises that you have an eternal future and hope.

    Aug 1 Psalm 35, Psalm 36, Psalm 38

    Aug 2 Psalm 39, Psalm 40, Psalm 42

    Aug 3 Psalm 42, Psalm 43, Psalm 44

    Aug 4 Psalm 51, Psalm 52, Psalm 53

    Aug 5  Psalm 54, Psalm 55, Psalm 56

    Aug 6 Psalm 57, Psalm 58, Psalm 59

    Aug 7  Psalm 60, Psalm 61, Psalm 64

    Aug 8 Psalm 79, Psalm 80, Psalm 86

    Psalms of Ascent were sung as the Jews ascended into Jerusalem to celebrate the annual feasts of Passover, Tabernacles, and Pentecost. They were sung to prepare their hearts for worship, in the midst of transition, as they dwelled on repentance, sacrifice, forgiveness, God’s faithfulness and His blessings. When reading these psalms, take some time to let them sink in and do a deep work in your heart.

    Aug 9 Psalm 122, Psalm 134

    Aug 10 Psalm 46, Psalm 48, Psalm 122

    Aug 11 Psalm 76, Psalm 84, Psalm 87

    Aug 12 Psalm 120, 121,  123,

    Aug 13 Psalm 124, 125, 126, 127

    Aug 14 Psalm 128, 129, 130

    Aug 15  Psalm 131,  132, 133

    Psalms of Praise exalt the greatness of God by celebrating his mercy, forgiveness, faithfulness, lovingkindness, and trustworthiness, while also proclaiming His place as our Sovereign, Creator, and Provider. When reading these psalms, meditate on His character and attributes and let your heart be stirred with joy!

    Aug 16 Psalm 96, Psalm 8

    Aug 17 Psalm 96, Psalm 67

    Aug 18 Psalm 100, Psalm 103, Psalm 104

    Aug 19 Psalm 111, Psalm 113, Psalm 114

    Aug 20 Psalm 33, Psalm 117

    Aug 21 Psalm 145, Psalm 146, Psalm 147

    Aug 22 Psalm 148, Psalm 149, Psalm 150

    Psalms of Thanksgiving offer gratitude to God for his gracious blessings. When reading these psalms, recall God’s tangible blessings in your life. .

    Aug 23 Psalm 27, Psalm 30

    Aug 24 Psalm 27, Psalm 34

    Aug 25 Psalm 40, Psalm 75

    Aug 26 Psalm 65, Psalm 66

    Aug 27 Psalm 75, Psalm 92

    Aug 28 Psalm 107, Psalm 116

    Aug 29 Psalm 118, Psalm 124

    Aug 30 Psalm 138

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