“The other Scriptures speak to us, but the Psalms speak for us.” — Athanasius (AD 296–373)

My heart has been drawn to the Psalms lately. I’ve memorized several over the past few years, and plan to do more. I’ve been so grateful for the truth, comfort, and alignment they’ve provided for my soul. I’ve been tossing around the idea of creating another FOCUSed15 series, similar to the Everyday series, but all centered around a small Psalm. They would be stand-alone studies, but complement one another.

But before I can get there, I really want to re-read through all 150 Psalms first. Getting a good “bird’s-eye-view” is always a good first step to deeper study. I put a feeler out on social media to see if anyone would be interested in joining me in a quick overview of the Psalms. The response was huge and I’ve been planning ever since.

Join 31 Days in the Psalms

I’m excited to announce this new resource, which will provide a structure to follow together. It will be simple, flexible, and geared toward helping us get a quick overview study of the book of Psalms.

  • WHAT: Reading through the Psalms (at about a 5 Psalms a day pace)
  • WHEN: August 1-31st, 2017
  • WHERE: The Bible Study Hub Facebook group
  • HOW TO JOIN: Fill out this form!

Once you sign up, I’ll send you a welcome packet via email which includes:

  • 31 day reading plan through the Psalms
  • Printable reading plan bookmark
  • Printable Journal Pages tailored for the Psalms and filled with study options if you want to go deeper
  • Free 4×6 Psalm 119:33 print

Are you in? What’s one of your favorite Psalms? Why? Share with us in the comments!

30 replies
  1. Jennifer
    Jennifer says:

    Looking forward to this. I am doing a bible study on psalms right now with my church’s women’s bible study, but the book we’re using only covers a few psalms.

    • Katie Orr
      Katie Orr says:

      Sounds like a great supplement to what you are already doing! It’ll be neat to see how the bird’s-eye-view opens up your studies more, and vic-a-versa!

  2. Anna
    Anna says:

    My favourite is Psalm 34v 7 “The angel of the LORD surrounds those who fear him, and he delivers them.”
    I had a cross stitch of it over my bed as a child.

  3. Marla
    Marla says:

    My favorite Is Psalm 139. We are fully known by God and He wants us to allow ourselves to be fully known and to live as His accepted child. His Presence is always with us. May we live in the reality of His Presence!

  4. Christi Wilson
    Christi Wilson says:

    Psalm 91 has always been one of my most favorite pslams. It encourages me when I’m feeling anxious in storms, etc. We’ve been hit pretty good lately with storms, and this has been very comforting.

  5. Lara
    Lara says:

    Psalm 34:4 “I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.”
    The thought of being delivered from all my fears overwhelms me.
    Knowing that seeking the Lord is the answer, propels me!
    My goal: more steps forward than back!!!

    • Emitchell77
      Emitchell77 says:

      This has been my favorite Psalm since as far back as I can remember. I memorized the first part when I was in elementary school. I always cherished the idea that God was always with me, always knew me… there is nowhere I can “hide” from Him. One summer when I was 10 or 11, we were in Minnesota visiting my grandparents and they had some summer missionaries visiting and doing a revival. They were staying at my grandparents house, so we got to spend a lot of time with them. On the 3rd day of the revival one of the guys read the first part of Psalm 139 and I remember beaming as I recited it along with him. My grandfather was sitting beside me and when the guy stopped before reading the whole scripture, my grandfather got “upset” because he said the end was just as important as the beginning. So that night I remember laying in my bed and memorizing the last part (mainly because I wanted the connection with my grandfather)
      In high school choir we sang a song based on Psalm 139 titled “Wings of the Dawn” which I still play on my piano from time to time 20 years later. And in College our church College Choir sang another song based on Psalm 139 titled “Know My Heart”.
      It was not until I was pregnant with my first child that I really began to grasp vs 13, “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.”
      As I ventured on through life’s trials and tribulations as well as triumphs, God has been teaching me to pray vs 23&24 “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
      This Psalm just has a lot of growing in my soul!

  6. Penny Estabrook
    Penny Estabrook says:

    Psalm 121 was one I clinged to when walking through a difficult time.

    • Katie
      Katie says:

      I recently memorized this Psalm with Do Not Depart and really enjoyed it. 🙂

  7. Susan Shelfer
    Susan Shelfer says:

    Psalm 91 has been a constant source of comfort and encouragement for not only me, but my young adult children. In this Psalm I’m reminded of God’s protection, rescue and faithfulness. My son memorized this while still in high school and had it hidden in his heart long before leaving for the United States Air Force Academy, pilot training, Afghanistan and parts unknown. I have prayed it over my son and his wife and I’ve pressured it over my daughter and her husband as they have walked through eight years of her battle with brain cancer. God is true to His Word, even when things don’t turn out as we would like. He indeed as the Message Bible says in Psalm 91, gives us the best of care (He alone knows what is best) and we get to know and trust Him. So looking forward to this study. Thank you.

    • Katie
      Katie says:

      THIS >>> “God is true to His Word, even when things don’t turn out as we would like.” So true, Susan!

  8. Moureen mollel
    Moureen mollel says:

    Mine is plasms 119:9-11 this reminds me always as a youth that only with God’s word in my heart i can overcome all and live a righteous life


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