If you have the book or you’re following our schedule, you’ll be reading days A through E before next Tuesday. You’ll be looking at these psalms in various genres:
The book of Psalms has been my prayer guide through seasons of loss, depression, anxiety, hope, joy, and change. There is truly something here for every day—prayers from every emotion you can imagine. Psalms contains many genres of prayer, and most of them are illustrated in one of my favorite psalms, number forty.
Beachcombing…a poem to begin
It was one of those stereotypical coastal days,
The time-between-times: not really summer, not quite fall
Mid-afternoon, the opportune moment
The rain had pulled back—a strategic retreat to recruit reinforcements
But the wind still held the beachhead against all comers.
The tide was low, the sand deserted at the moment
Except for us.
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Introducing Beachcombing the Psalms
The book of Psalms, like the ocean, can be overwhelming. It is, after all, the longest book in the Bible. It can be mysterious…
a “usable invitation to a rich and uniquely personal prayer life”
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At its simplest, meditating on Scripture is just thinking about a verse and dwelling on it, one word or phrase at a time.
prayers and treasures
The ocean is vast and cold and mysterious, but there are small treasures on the beach—treasures to pick up and take home and touch and feel and remember.
The book of Psalms, like the ocean, can be overwhelming.