The Saint Lucas family is reading through the Psalms twice in 2020. Please join in!
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. At the end of the year, we will know 12 Psalms really well. New study tips and resources are provided every week.
The Psalm of the month for September is Psalm 116
“Psalm 116 begs to be pondered. Unusual is the person who has not been touched by the cords of death and the anguish of the grave. Rare is the one who has not looked down life's road to see the specter waiting...Psalm 116 is not the studied words of one who is preparing a lesson on death and dying. These are the [inspired] words of a survivor of a "close call" who is blurting out his thoughts and feelings to anyone who will listen,” (a reflection on Psalm 116 from Sermon Studies on Selected Psalms John A. Braun, editor).
Suggested Activities for the week:
Aug. 31 – Sept. 5:
Memorize verses 1-4.
Make a list of all the reasons you love the Lord. Review the list and try to add to it everyday this week.
Memorize verses 5-9.
What is bothering you today? Nothing is too big or too small. Take it to your Father in prayer and rest easy in His promises.
Listen to the hymn “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”
Memorize verses 10-14.
What does vs. 14 mean for us in the context of the psalm and in the context of our daily lived lives?
What are some specific, personal ways you can worship God throughout your day today?
Memorize verses 15-19.
Holy Spirit, in your Gospel You have freed me from the chains of sin. Strengthen me through Your Word to let go of my life, so that all that I say, all that I do, all that I am becomes a means to make God’s presence real to those around me.
Listen to the song “I Love the Lord.”
Sept. 14-19, 2020
Monday Psalm 67
Tuesday Psalm 68
Wednesday Psalm 69
Thursday Psalm 70
Friday Psalm 71
Saturday Psalm 72
Sept. 21-26, 2020
Monday Psalm 73
Tuesday Psalm 74
Wednesday Psalm 75
Thursday Psalm 76
Friday Psalm 77
Saturday Psalm 78
It’s not too late to jump into the daily readings and monthly Psalm study. Simply start where we are!