Lenten Reading Plan

Snapshots from the Psalms

Each Sunday, in Worship, we will study one of the Psalms below. You are encouraged to go deeper by re-reading the weekly Psalm at least once every day.  Each week we will focus on a different kind of prayer that we see in that specific Psalm.  For those that would like to delve deeper into the scripture, there is also a daily scripture reading plan.


Week 1  (March 5) - Psalm 13  Read this Psalm daily, write several unfiltered prayers of 'faith-full doubt'. Ask God any questions, doubts or fears that came up today. Where do you need help? At the end look for ways to tell God any places that you saw His reassurance, His goodness, and His Grace.


Week 2  (March 12) - Psalm 34  Read this Psalm daily, write several unfiltered prayers of praise. It may be helpful to focus your praise on who the Scriptures tell you God is and who you have experienced God to be. Let Him know that you notice who He is and not just what He does for you.


Week 3  (March 19) - Psalm 10  Read this Psalm daily, write several unfiltered prayers asking the tough 'why' questions you have been holding. Why does God stand by while terrible things happen? Why doesn't God step in? Why doesn't God support the righteous? Don't focus on finding answers. Just show God that you trust Him enough to ask the questions.


Week 4  (March 26) - Psalm 23  Read this Psalm daily, write several unfiltered prayers of confidence, proclaiming that you trust God no matter what may come. Be specific about things that are difficult for you right now. Ask for God's intervention, but express your confidence in His provision for that struggle as well.


Week 5  (April 2) - Psalm 139  Read this Psalm daily, write several unfiltered prayers asking God to examine your life and point out things that you need to see. Do you lack patience? Are you easily angered? Are you chasing after the wrong things in your life? Do you need to spend more time loving and serving your spouse or kids? Ask God to search you and know you. As He shows you who you are, ask God to help you to make changes in you that will honor Him.


Week 6  (April 9, Palm Sunday) - Psalm 118  Read this Psalm daily, write several unfiltered prayers of gratitude for Jesus. Be thankful for the ways Jesus sacrificed Himself this 'Holy Week'. Remind yourself of the events of the week and what it must have cost Christ to give the ultimate sacrifice, on your behalf and that of all humanity. Each day, perhaps you could focus on a different part of His journey - Psalm Sunday, Last Supper, His trial, the Crucifixion, etc.