Hey you! Lovely one…
I am so happy you are on this journey with me. I am excited to share this summer with you as we travel through the book of Psalms. I am praying this is a much needed exhale for you and that you will create pockets of time each day to pull in close and sit with our heavenly Father during this study.
The book of Psalms is rich with emotion (and I mean your favorite cheesecake kind of rich). These songs, prayers, and laments are exquisite! Truly! They are the cries from broken hearts, the whispers of peace, the begging of those in need, and the songs of worship from hearts bursting with praise… These are our emotions, and in the psalms we see ourselves.
What do you need for this study? Well, consider the following…
- A Bible 📖- whatever translation is your favorite (I use ESV and NIV predominantly, but I pull in the Message when I need a little devotional thought.) We will talk about Bible translations later this summer. Consider a study Bible or Download a Bible app on your phone… something with a variety of translations AND the AUDIO option!!! Listening to the psalms may be your best way to find time to study Scripture. Uhhh… Audible has become my new best friend, but I still want paper pages in my hands. ❤️
- A Journal 📓- I write… therefore, I think everyone in the universe should write. BUT seriously, consider using a journal/composition book/notebook. My journal becomes a big part of my dialog with Jesus throughout my Bible studies. I write out my prayers, verses that stand out to me, verses I want to memorize and my notes/thoughts about what a passage means.
- Pens, lots of marvelous pens or pencils… I write in my Bible as well as in my journal. ✍️
- TIME… ⏰ set aside pockets of time during your week, daily if possible. Create the habit of a daily quiet time. The summer is a great time to start!
Our Summer Reading Schedule
Below you will find a schedule for the chapters we will focus on each week. Again, this is a summer study, and you have the luxury of taking it slower.
May 27th – June 2nd – Chapters 1 – 14
June 3rd – June 9th – Chapters 15 -24
June 10th – June 16th – Chapters 25 – 36
June 17th – June 23rd – Chapters 37 – 48
June 24th – June 30th – Chapters 49 – 58
July 1st – July 7th – Chapters 59 – 70
July 8th – July 14th – Chapters 71 – 82
July 15th – July 21st – Chapters 83 – 95
July 22nd – July 28th – Chapters 96 – 106
July 29th – August 4th – Chapters 107 – 118
August 5th – August 11th – Chapters 119 – 134 — My personal favorites:119 and the Psalms of Ascent (120 – 134)
August 12th – August 19th Chapters 135 – 150