Day FIVE: June 21-27

The Psalms allow us to connect with the prayers, laments, praises, and worship of Jesus Followers across time and space.  These were the regular prayers Jesus would have prayed Himself while he was on earth! We pray you are blessed as you spend time in the Psalms.

1 Praise the LORD!
Praise the name of the LORD!
Praise him, you who serve the LORD,
2 you who serve in the house of the LORD,
in the courts of the house of our God.
3 Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good;
celebrate his lovely name with music.
4 For the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself,
Israel for his own special treasure.
5 I know the greatness of the LORD—
that our Lord is greater than any other god.
6 The LORD does whatever pleases him
throughout all heaven and earth,
and on the seas and in their depths.
7 He causes the clouds to rise over the whole earth.
He sends the lightning with the rain
and releases the wind from his storehouses.
8 He destroyed the firstborn in each Egyptian home,
both people and animals.
9 He performed miraculous signs and wonders in Egypt
against Pharaoh and all his people.
10 He struck down great nations
and slaughtered mighty kings—
11 Sihon king of the Amorites,
Og king of Bashan,
and all the kings of Canaan.
12 He gave their land as an inheritance,
a special possession to his people Israel.
13 Your name, O LORD, endures forever;
your fame, O LORD, is known to every generation.
14 For the LORD will give justice to his people
and have compassion on his servants.
15 The idols of the nations are merely things of silver and gold,
shaped by human hands.
16 They have mouths but cannot speak,
and eyes but cannot see.
17 They have ears but cannot hear,
and mouths but cannot breathe.
18 And those who make idols are just like them,
as are all who trust in them.
19 O Israel, praise the LORD!
O priests—descendants of Aaron—praise the LORD!
20 O Levites, praise the LORD!
All you who fear the LORD, praise the LORD!
21 The LORD be praised from Zion,
for he lives here in Jerusalem.
Praise the LORD!

Psalm 135 (NLT)

As a reminder, here are our steps for S.O.A.P.:

  1. Find a quiet place and read the SCRIPTURE of the day. Read it again. Read it slowly. Read it out loud!
  2. What OBSERVATIONS did you make? What does this passage teach you about God or yourself? Are there any calls to action? Do you have any questions?
  3. How will you make APPLICATION of this scripture and live your life differently today in light of what you just read? Be specific!
  4. Let it marinate. Take some time for PRAYER – thank God, confess any shortcomings, and ask to be empowered. Sit for a few moments and see if God has anything else for you. 
Chris Bowlby
Chris Bowlby

Chris Bowlby has been on staff at New Hope Foursquare Church as the Associate Pastor since 2017. Chris has been instrumental in aligning New Hope’s discipleship process with the vision and mission. He is married to Alyssa and together they have five daughters: Audrey, Hannah, Emma, Nora, and Charlotte. Email him through the link below!

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