Myself and two friends have come to the end of our 1st week of reading the Psalms together. 29 weeks to go!
The plan is to read a Psalm a day – 5 days a week (Mon-Friday).
With 150 Psalms, I’m pretty sure that makes it a 30 week trip together.
It’s really simple:
- Prayerfully read the Psalm.
- Think about it.
- Drop a message/text/sms/Whatsapp/Viber etc etc to the person you’re reading with:
– What you think it’s about; or
– What struck you; or
– What it leads to in prayer; or
– A particular verse that stood out; or
– A question it raises; or
– Something you don’t quite get that maybe the other person might; or
– Anything really…
4. Good idea to spend some time praying at the end in response
For the message, keep it short and sweet if possible.
“I was struck in particular about how the man is fed and grown by God’s revelation/instruction (v.2)… And how fitting for what we’re trying to do now with this reading plan. Yay!”
“Re-read and verse 6 is comforting that God is watching over the way of the righteous, guiding us.”
‘I got nothing. Rough day at work, can you pray?’
Don’t stress out too much about the days when you got nothing – because you’re flat or stressed out over work or your brain is a muddle. Try read the Psalm still and you might need to let the other person carry you for the day.
The lovely thing is that as you read the Psalm ‘together’ – it also helps you in praying for that person/those people.
I’m keen to see how this works out but already I think it’s a good way to read Scripture together. Excited for the next 29 weeks with its ups and downs.
You could do something similar. Who would you do it with?
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Btw: we’ve only got two more weeks of that to go for our group!