Daily Bible Reading “What is Prayer” (Psalm 5:1-12)

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Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 5:1-12. Let’s talk about prayer. First we’ll consider the question, what is prayer? Prayer is a way of communicating with God. Prayer can be something we do individually or as a group such as in church. Different religions use different forms of prayer and some pray to different gods.

As Christians we pray to God, the Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. There are different forms of prayer, such as petitions, supplications, prayers of thanksgiving, and prayers of praise and worship. People may use songs as a means of prayer and worship of God. The Psalmists used songs to express their thanks and praise to God.

People pray for different reasons. Prayer may be a form of worship, asking for guidance or help, confessing your sins, or to express thoughts and feelings about an issue or feelings towards God. Intercessory prayer is when you pray for someone else. Most religions involve prayer in one form or another. Some religions are very ritualistic in how they pray, when, and who is allowed to pray, while others are at liberty with how they pray and with whom they can pray.

As Christians we use prayer more as a way of communicating with God and pray whatever is on our hearts and minds. We don’t limit our times of prayer to only when we’re at church, but believe we can pray anytime and anywhere. We don’t limit prayers only to the leaders of our church, but believe anyone can pray to God. First Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to “Pray without ceasing.” This means we are to always be in a spirit of prayer or to pray continually. Prayer not only consists of spending time talking to God, but includes taking the time to listen to God as well.

As a sample of prayer we are going to look at Psalm 5, which is a Psalm of David. David petitions the LORD to listen to him and to hear his concerns. David acknowledges God as his King. He tells God about his thoughts concerning his enemies and basically turns them over to God asking Him to deal with them. At the end of this Scripture you will notice David says those who love and trust God should rejoice and be joyful, because God protects them and will bless the righteous with favor by shielding them from the enemy.

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 5:1-12
1 [[To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.]] Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.
3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.
5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.
9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
10 Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.
11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

Things to think about:

  • What is your prayer life like?
  • What are some of the things you include in your prayer?
  • In what ways do you thank God for all of His blessings?
  • How do you feel about sharing your needs and concerns with God?
  • Do you take time to listen to hear if God has anything He wants to share with you?

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You that we can come to You in prayer and You will hear and answer our petitions. We thank You that You love us and we know we can trust You with our lives. We thank You that if we obey You, we know You will bless us and show favor toward us, and watch over and protect us. You are our LORD and we love You. Amen.

– Excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 1 Chapters 1-30

 

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Psalm 119 will not be included in The Book of Psalms since Deborah has already published a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet. The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from the enemies.

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Daily Bible Reading “The LORD Will Hear My Call” (Psalm 4:1-8)

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Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 4:1-8. Psalm 4 is a Psalm of David to the Chief Musician upon Neginoth, which is believed by biblical scholars to be a stringed instrument. David called on the LORD. David called out to the LORD in prayer. David had confidence in God that He would hear and answer his prayers. There are many Scriptures that remind us we can call on God in our time of trouble and He will hear and answer our call. Here are a few of them:

“The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth” (Psalm 145:18).

“And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me” (Psalm 50:15).

“And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear” (Isaiah 65:24).

“In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears” (Psalm 18:6)

“As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me” (Psalm 55:16).

“He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him” (Psalm 91:15).

Have there been times of trouble in your life when you called on the LORD and He heard and answered your prayers? When we reflect on times past when the LORD has heard and answered our prayers it helps build our faith and confidence that He will hear and answer us again.

This is an evening Psalm. David talks about lying down and resting because he knew the LORD was watching over him.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 4:1-8

1 [[To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David.]] Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.
2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.
3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.
4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.
6 There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.
8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

 

Things to think about:

  • How does the fact that David believes God will answer his prayers affect him?
  • How does it make you feel knowing God hears and answers our prayers?
  • What are some of the times of trouble in your life when God has heard and answered your prayers?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in the book of Psalms. Thank You that we can have confidence that You hear and answer our prayers. Help us to trust You completely. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

– Excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 1 Chapters 1-30

 

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Psalm 119 will not be included in The Book of Psalms since Deborah has already published a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet. The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from the enemies.

The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.

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Daily Bible Reading “Salvation Belongs to the LORD” (Psalm 3:1-8)

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Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 3:1-8. This is a Psalm of David, which was written when he fled Jerusalem from his son, Absalom, who rebelled against him (See 2 Samuel 15). David wondered why there were so many people against him. Many people said that there was no help for David even from God.

But David trusted the LORD. He knew that God was his protector and his glory. David cried out to God and God heard and answered David’s prayer. David declared that he wouldn’t be afraid of all the people who were against him.

He calls out to God to arise and save him. God defended David against his enemy. David knew that his salvation came from the LORD. He took comfort in God’s promise that His blessing would be on His people. David completely trusted God to take care of him. Do you?

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 3:1-8

1 [[A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.]] LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.
2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.
6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.
7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

Things to think about:

  • From whom was David fleeing?
  • Who defeated David’s enemies?
  • Have you accepted the salvation of the LORD?

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in the book of Psalms. Thank You that we can trust You to watch over us and protect us as David did. Help us to have faith in Your promises. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Psalm 119 will not be included in The Book of Psalms since Deborah has already published a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet. The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from the enemies.

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Daily Bible Reading “Kiss the Son” (Psalm 2:1-12)

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Kiss the Son

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 2:1-12. The Psalmist tells us to “Kiss the Son.” But first he asks the question, “Why do the heathen rage.” This is considered to be a Messianic Psalm, which means it talks about Jesus. Acts 4:25 gives us a clue that David is the writer of this Psalm, Acts 4:25, “Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?” It asks the same question that is asked in Psalm 2:1.

The Psalmist says the kings and rulers of this world come together to take issue against God and His Son, Jesus. God laughs in the heavens at their foolishness. He warns them with His wrath. Some people don’t get the message.

There are many Scriptures in the Bible that refer to this Psalm. One of them is Acts 13:33, “God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.” It even mentions the second psalm in the Scripture.

Psalm 2:10-12, the Holy Spirit exhorts the kings and rulers of this world to serve the LORD with fear and trembling. He speaks saying, “Kiss the Son.” He admonishes them to accept Jesus as their Savior and worship Him lest they cause Him to be angered against them and they perish. We are reminded those who trust in the LORD are blessed.

What would the world be like today if the leaders of this world served the LORD?

 

Daily Bible Scripture:

Psalm 2:1-12

1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

 

Things to think about:

  • Who is this Scripture talking about?
  • What will happen to those who put their trust in the LORD?
  • Have you put your trust in the LORD?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in the book of Psalms. Thank You for Your Son, Jesus, who You sacrificed for our sins. Help us to love and worship Him. Help the rulers of this world to serve You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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Psalm 119 will not be included in The Book of Psalms since Deborah has already published a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet. The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from the enemies.

The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.

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Daily Bible Reading “Delight in the Law of the LORD” (Psalm 1:1-6)

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Delight in the Law of the LORD

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 1:1-6. The Psalmist declares blessed are those who don’t seek counsel from the ungodly, or hang around with sinners, or those who are scornful.

But, their delight is in the Word of God and they meditate on it night and day. They will be like a tree planted by the riverside. They’ll produce fruit in due season. Whatever they do prospers.

This is not true for those who are ungodly. They are like the chaff that blows away in the wind. Their ways are unstable. They don’t observe the laws of the land much less the laws of God. They have no place among the righteous.

There are many laws that we observe. There are the laws of the land, and the laws of nature. But, the laws of God are the most beneficial of all laws to believers.

The LORD guides the path of the righteous, but the ways of the ungodly will lead to destruction.

Daily Bible Scripture:

Psalm 1:1-6

1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

 

Things to think about:

  • Who does the LORD say will be blessed?
  • What does the LORD say about those who are ungodly?
  • Do you delight in the law of the LORD?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father:

Thank You for this Scripture in the book of Psalms. We see in this Scripture that those who delight in Your Word are blessed. You guide the steps of the righteous, but the wicked are bound for destruction. Help us to delight in Your Word and meditate on it day and night. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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Psalm 119 will not be included in The Book of Psalms since Deborah has already published a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet. The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from the enemies.

The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.

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