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Psalms Reading Plan | Day 3



Prayer


Take a moment to be silent and still. In order to be fully present in body and mind, take a deep breath in and let it out slowly. Do this three times. Thank God that as you come to spend time with Him, He listens to you. He hears you and He cares about every situation you are facing in your life right now.

Bible Reading: Psalm 84


Read these verses three times slowly.

How lovely is your dwelling place,
Lord Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.
Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
Lord Almighty, my King and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.

Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
As they pass through the Valley of Baka,
they make it a place of springs;
the autumn rains also cover it with pools.
They go from strength to strength,
till each appears before God in Zion.

Hear my prayer, Lord God Almighty;
listen to me, God of Jacob.
Look on our shield, O God;
look with favor on your anointed one.

Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.

Lord Almighty,
blessed is the one who trusts in you.

Reflection & Questions


Today, we are going to simply ask three questions to meditate on this text. These are questions you could ask of any section of Scripture to meditate on it.

      1. What is a word or phrase that stuck out to you as you read this Psalm?
      2. Why do you think that word or phrase stuck out to you? Is there a situation you are facing that these words speak into?
      3. What is God’s invitation to you today in response to that word or phrase? (Is it to believe something, say something, do something?)

Prayer


Talk to God in response to today’s reading.

Worship Song


You might use this song today to worship Jesus today:

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