It’s easy to spend the summer months with lazy days strung together with glowing screens and blasting AC. Maybe you fill your calendar squares with activities that keep you even busier than the rest of the year. Or perhaps summer means the same nine-to-five job or that motherhood stays mundane, and the only difference is the climbing heat.
Whatever trajectory your summer takes, we know it takes intentionality to include more of Jesus in the rhythm of your days.
We can’t think of a better place to camp out this summer than in the Psalms.
The Psalms are known as fertile ground for connecting deeply with the heart of God. They are beautiful examples of what raw, honest, transparent communication with God looks like. Hopes and fears poured out. Hearts surrendered. Lives transformed. Through the Psalms we see God’s love and compassion and unshakable commitment to His people. We see God’s nearness, God’s with-ness.
Let’s make this summer count by spending forty days in Psalms. Forty days of being still with Jesus, soaking in the truth of Scripture, and listening to God’s heart for you, His daughter.
And as always, let’s do this together. Join us as we journey through reading 40 Psalms this summer.
Grab your Summer (in) the Psalms Devotional Journal for just $7.99! It includes forty selections from Psalms, twenty corresponding devotions from the (in)courage Devotional Bible, and reflection questions to use alongside the daily readings.
We can’t wait to spend summer (in) the Psalms with you!
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The book of Psalms is just so much richness of who God is towards us as his beloved. One of my favorite Psalms is Psalms 100 because it’s a reminder to be grateful and to keep praising God! It’s something about our praise! Through the good and the bad when we open up our mouth and to begin to just worship God! Something shifts!!
Psalm 91:4 is my favorite. I can imagine His arms around me, protecting me, and feeling His love.
My favorite Psalm that keeps reminding me of the Lords personal creation of me, and His devotion as I walk this life-living…the great adventure in all circumstances, even when it is stuff and rough.
Kimberly Tripp says
Not sure how to choose a favorite Psalm but I’ve been spending quite a bit of time reading Psalm 91. There’s so much comfort here knowing that I can completely trust God to watch over me and keep me safe! It’s comforting to know my Heavenly Father is faithful and will go to great lengths to protect me!!
Maribel Lazaro says
Wow! What a great idea to spend summer in the book of Psalms with fellow women who daily praise and cry out to our Lord! It is indeed a good discipline to start the day digging into God’s Word. I have many Psalms favorites but Psalm 23 stands out to me. It reminds me that our Lord Jesus is our Shepherd, Who guides my path, Who walks with me through both the wonder and dark valleys of life. What a comfort it is to have Him in our lives and live with Him forever in His home!
I don’t have a women’s devotional bible and will truly appreciate if one comes my way…
Shelby Cowley says
Psalms 91 is my favorite. The first verse gives me a promise that warms my heart and invites me into HIS presence. Working on memorizing this one. It offers comfort and calms each and every fear that Satan tries to bring to my mind. Took the challenge several years ago to read five Psalms a day. In one month you have read all 150 Psalms. The Psalms show you every emotion we ever experience and shows what true repentance really looks like. No guessing is needed! Love the Psalms !
Psalms 103 is my favorite, it always warms my heart
I don’t have a favorite psalm…yet. Of all the reading plans I have done so far they have not been one I have started. So excited for this one. I loved doing the Woman of courage with you. I still have a few to finish from that study, but I am ready to get started on a new one.
Andrea C says
I’m in! I used to read through Psalms in summers growing up…looking forward to it again. God has used Psalm 23 (the first passage of scripture I memorized) to encourage me so many times, thus it’s my favorite. I find it amazing how He can speak through the same words to new experiences in my life.
I have alwzys found 23rd Psalm as a confort and promise with different parts speaking to me at different times in my lifr depending on what I am going through at the time.
Psalm 91 Comforts me to not fear
Psalm 121 is just beautiful! And it holds a special place in my heart because it is one that my late Grandma had memorized. Also, every morning I go over Psalm 91 for protection of my family and myself. ✝️
I was once asked, if I were stranded somewhere and had the choice of one book of the Bible to have have with me for comfort, I responded, “the Psalms!” What a comfort and a joy they have been in my Christian walk!
The very first Psalm I memorized as a child was Psalm 119:11, Thy word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not soon against Thee. As an adult, Psalm 139.
Ann Woleben says
Choosing my favorite Psalm is like choosing a favorite child. Looking through the Psalms in my Bible, I have highlighted so many verses in a number of the Psalms. One of my favorites is Psalm 71:14-21. “17: You have helped me from my earliest childhood…” “20: You have let me sink down deep in desperate problems. But you will bring me back to life again, up from the depths of earth.” These verses remind me of the strong foundation I received in coming to know God – sitting with my grandmother in a small church, standing on a stool beside her in her kitchen and singing hymns as we prepared to bake. I learned in early childhood to trust God for all my needs and in all situations. Praises to God and to my grandmother for her instruction and faith.
Donna Henry says
Golly it is hard to choose just one Psalm but right now Psalm 27 is one I’m believing for my sweet daughter who is struggling with so many things. This Bible would be such a blessing to me, but if I won a copy I would send it straight to her. I’m looking forward to reading Psalms with you this summer!!
Linda K Morales says
Psalms 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go.”
What an amazing Psalm! The Lord promises to instruct us and teach us in the way that we should go.
First we have to be looking at Him… (well, even if we aren’t I bet He has a way of getting a hold of our attention!)
But when we willingly look to Him first – each morning, each day, for each major or minor event, He promises to be the one to instruct us and to teach us. Which way should we go? Where should we spend our days? And who shall
we follow? Him… God Himself will instruct and teach us in the way which we should go. And God Himself is that Way! Jesus Himself says, I am the Way, the Truth and the Life!!! I decide to believe He will do it! Thank you, Jesus!
I love the Psalms especially during times of heartbreak. They offer such healing. One of my favorites is Psalm 103!
Carol Foose says
Psalm 103 is my favorite. It is a reminder of who He is and all He has done for us. We are so blessed to be His children!
Maribeth Kooiman says
The psalms are the most comforting and encouraging scriptures. I look forward to learning more this summer.
Melissa Meier says
Psalm 139 is my favorite; it shows me just how intimate my relationship with God is and how deeply he knows me; how no matter what I do, I cannot escape His presence.
The book of Psalms – all is a favorite! There is so much treasure in each one! Love how the Psalms direct my focus and heart to praise as well as a very deep awareness of the attributes of God. Looking forward to this study!
Michelle Thompson says
Psalm 40 is one of my favorite Psalms. Verse 2 says “He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.” This fits perfectly with one of my favorite Corrie ten Boom quotes, “There is no pit so deep, that God’s Love is not deeper still.” What hope this gives to all of humanity.
Julie Tuttle says
Psalm 23 is one of my favorites. No matter what season of life I’m in, it brings me comfort and encouragement in my daily living. And the promise of dwelling in the house of the Lord forever – I can’t wait!!
Psalm 91 is one of my favorites. It reminds me of God’s protection, blessing, and honor.
Melanie C. says
I love this idea. I especially love Psalm 139. A few years ago after reading an inCourage daily devotional one morning, God challenged me to memorize this passage of scripture. I memorized one verse each day, and now this is the truth I have stored in my heart and can repeat aloud when I’m feeling misunderstood or alone and need a reminder that I’m fully seen, known, and loved. He “knows my heart and everything I do”, He “goes before me and follows me”, and His thoughts about me “outnumber the grains of sand”. What comforting truth we can rest in!
Kathy Cheek ~ First Breath of Morning says
The last time I read through the Psalms I wrote this in my journal about Psalm 23 but I also think it is true about the entire book of Psalms: “Stepping into the depths of its treasure is a gift to the soul. The weary find solace. The wounded find healing. The hungry are filled. The thirsty are quenched. The fearful find comfort. The tired are refreshed. The worshiper finds intimacy with the Lord. We will all find God’s immeasurable goodness and mercy.”
I also love to read the Psalms out loud, or maybe a whisper, but I love to hears its poetic beauty come off the page. It helps me to slow down and take in every word of this unique book in our Bible.
My favorite is Psalm 63.
Oh God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water. Psalm 63:1
Psalm 91 is my favorite psalm. As a 3 or 4 year old girl I remember hiding under a piano bench during a rather violent family fight trying to become as small as I could and I was incredibly scared. Suddenly, I felt like I had been transported. A warmth engulfed me and the noises disappeared. I felt wrapped in giant wings and I felt loved and at peace. Later on, I read psalm 91 regarding the shelter in the wings of the Almighty and it was a reminder of how the Lord very much covered and protected me in such a delicate moment.
Love all the Psalms because of the person behind most…David. He is good, he messes up, he cries out to God…You just see yourself in him…but God continues to love him and draw him. If I would pick one, Psalm 130.
Psalm 121 is my favorite…He watches over us, now and forevermore!!!!
My favorite Pslam is 23 because it was my grandmothers favorite.
Oh, I can’t possibly pick just one favorite Psalm. But a few that I love are 23, 25 and 27.
One of my favorites is Psalm 139. When I was growing up, my Mom had a beautifully illustrated poster of this Psalm hanging on our door. Literally, “writing them on your doorposts”! I remember being very taken with it as a kid, and its rich meaning has helped shaped my understanding of God’s heart for us. (139 O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. 2 You know when I sit or stand. When far away you know my every thought. 3 You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment you know where I am. 4 You know what I am going to say before I even say it. 5 You both precede and follow me and place your hand of blessing on my head.)
Joan Moore says
Psalms 91 is my favorite. I prayed this daily when my soldier son was deployed for a year in Iraq and then later to Afghanistan. This psalm was very comforting to me, reassuring me that God would protect my son!
I love my Bible and you just encourage me to read the psalms for 40 days
Marcie Williamson says
I love the Psalms. Time spent in these chapters has brought great encouragement to my soul. Psalm 66:16-20 speaks to the truth of God listening and giving ear to my prayers of confession and cries for help. He faithfully answers and loves unconditionally!
Looking forward to the 40 days!
Dana Baran says
Psalm 25. I memorized this Psalm when I was in high school. I love it because it is a beautiful picture of what life following Christ can look like.
I love Psalm 27 (Amplified – a Psalm of FearlessTrust in God). V. 4 and v. 13-14 always speak to me. No matter what we encounter, He is our light and salvation, and we don’t have to fear. I’m thankful I can dwell in His house (in His presence) all the days of my life, and I will not despair or grow faint because I can see the goodness of the Lord each day in the land of the living.
Regina Busch says
This is my first time going thru Psalms!
Excited about the opportunity and journey
Right now my favorite is Psalm 69:29-30. It reminds me that even when I’m struggling or just having a bad day, I am a child of the most high Who will raise me up high and that my salvation alone is always worth praising Him!!
Connie Duty says
Psalm 51:10 God, create a clean heart for me and renew a steadfast spirit within me. This is my prayer every day. To cleanse me of all sinful thoughts, actions, anything against God and to renew my spirit because life is HARD. And I am TIRED and I need renewal on a daily basis.
Gloria Starrett says
My favorite Psalm is 37. I read this passage over and over again a few summers ago when my husband and I were seeking the Lords wisdom on a big decision, and I come back to it often as I need to be reminded to wait patiently on the Lord and trust his will and his way.
Emmy Younf says
My favorite Psalm is 91 because so often I feel overwhelmed or afraid and I know He is there for me! It’s like a balm to a weary soul.
My Favorite Psalms is Psalms 23. I memorized it when I was 7 and am 63 and still say if by heart. I have taught my children and grandchildren to memorize it. It has blessed me and brought me through many tragedies, and triumphs in my life. It will continue to carry me til I reach my final home.
Psalm 91:4 is one of my favorites. Reminding me that God is with me at all times!
Conoly Barker says
My favorite is Psalm 103, reminding me to always bless God first. I especially like verses 13 & 14 that God has compassion on us, remembering that we are dust. It is good for us to remember that as well, especially when we are puffed up with pride!
Linda Rose says
The Psalms are my favorite go-to for every situation – they’re real and anguished and joyful and justice-provoking. I cherish many favorite Psalm verses and especially love Psalm 18. It starts with such a beautiful description of who the Lord is in the face of whatever I’m facing; proclaims His rescue and support; tells me that He will be the light in my darkness; and speaks of the victory that He gives over and over again. A balm for battered hearts!
Lisa G says
I love so many of the Psalms! One of my favorites is Psalm 107 and its beautiful picture of God’s steadfast love for his children. I have been a wanderer, a prisoner, sick and storm tossed at varying points in my walk with God. But God is good and His love does endure and He has and is delivering, breaking the chains of my sin, healing me, and stilling storms in my life. His steadfast love endures forever!!! Amen and Amen!
Anita Crumby says
My favorite Psalm right now is Psalms 40. This has been a season of severe trials in my life and the season has lasted several years. I cling to these verses especially verses 1-4! I’m trusting God to pull me from this pit as I wait for His timing and to see His purposes in it.
Psalm 19:1 was the first one I memorized because it was on the tshirt of my college Christian group where my relationship with Christ started growing. “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” It reminds me of God’s power on this earth and in my life.
Mary Kirkland says
As I flip through the Psalms in my Bible, it’s hard to pick one that is my favorite because as I read all the highlighted parts, something in almost every single Psalm has spoken to me through different seasons of life. But, for the sake of picking one, I would have to claim Psalm 131 as my “go to” Psalm. It’s how I like to start my prayer time with God. It reminds me not “to concern myself with great matters” but to lay it all at His feet and “like a weaned child with his mother,” I need to “calm and quiet my soul.”
Dianne K Krueger says
Psalms 103 speaks to me. It has everything I need to get me thru the day and night. “Bless the Lord oh my soul”
Psalm 1 the blessing of having been born in a Christian home and always having the word of God spoken, taught and lived. Definitely a favorite!!
Linda Miltzow says
I have so many favorites! Our pastor has decided that each Sunday in the summers we will study a new Psalm…at this rate he figures it will take him about 15 years to complete the entire book! So, two Psalms that I love are Psalm 71, which is a testimony of God’s faithfulness, and Psalm 113, a song of blessing to the Lord our God. Hope and praise all day long!! He is sooo good!!
Marilyn Gray says
Psalm 23 is my life boat that I repeat anytime I need the calmness that prayer brings.
Psalm 51 is one of several favorites. I love how it shows God’s mercy, and how my sacrifice should be a broken, contrite heart. It is so opposite my performance based efforts to please him. And yet he offers his grace and mercy to me!
Erica miller says
I love psalm 40 because it reminds me of a time when I was in Africa and participated in a song and dance to the words of the psalm.
Anna Flake says
What a great way to spend the summer! My favorite Psalm is Psalm 19. When my mind won’t work and I can’t think of words to pray, this is my go to Psalm. Also, I use the last couple of verses when I feel I am wandering away from God. This Psalm has all the attributes of ACTS
Marcia Stocking says
At my church, we are having only 1 service for 10 Sundays through out the summer and we are doing the Psalms. This will help to visualize more. I am excited to be a part of this. I very much like and have memorized the 23rd Psalm. Just reaching out to God through this Psalm brings peace to my soul.
It is so good to read the Psalms. Thank you for this opportunity to study this book together! Psalm 139 is special to me.
Patti Stephenson says
Psalm 119. It’s a long one, but it’s an inspiring, encouraging, and convicting reminder of how important God’s Word should be to us.
Also Psalm 8 that describes our relationship with our wonderful Creator!
bonnie fuhrman says
The psalms always comfort my anxious heart … so good to be reminded of others’ journeys with emotions … always pointing to the Lord with praise and with thankfulness …
Adrienne Anyanwu says
Psalm 135 tells about how God rescued, protected, blessed, and provided for his children. this scripture can be uplifted when one is facing countless trials. It’s so easy to feel alone. Yet, God is always with us.
Ruth Ruth Rogers says
My favorite is Psalms 120. I live with chronic depression and the first verse says “I cried out in my distress and He heard me. It helps me remember to rely upon God when I feel down.
Gina Marqua says
I am excited to do this. If I had to choose one, I would say 109, I dont’ know why, I just alway gravitate to it.
Shelley Scarborough says
The psalms have always been my favorite to turn to the reminded of Gods personal attentive to us. In the last three months my family has experienced devastating health issues, a suicide and major life changes. I am clinging to God thru the Psalms. My favorite right now is Psalm 18. God is personal!!
Lori Ann Uber says
:It’s so hard to pick one, but I would have to say it’s the first one I ever read, Psalms 19:14, and I love the TPT version, “So may the words of my mouth, my meditation (my) thoughts, and every movement of my heart be always pure and pleasing, acceptable before your eyes, my only Redeemer, my Protector, God.” That is how I choose to walk out every day, and how I want my life to be remembered.
Kari Quanz says
Psalms 37 is one of my favorite Psalms. Because it talks about trusting in the Lord and delighting in Him and He will give us the desires of our heart then is says to wait patiently for Him. I love that we can delight in Him and find such joy and peace with Him and He so cares about the desires of our heart. What a beautiful relationship.
The Psalms are rich in praise and worship. I love Psalms 91 and Psalms 1., however, there are so many chapters and verses that touch my heart and stir my spirit. I looking forward to the 40 days of God’s awesomeness in Psalms.
Kristy Lynn Hanson says
There are so many Psalms that speak to the heart and encourage when times are difficult. Two of my favorites are Psalm 40 and Psalm 91. They genuine cry of the heart in times of trouble, yet declaring the steadfast goodness of God. That He will be our covering and our protector in times of need.
Elizabeth Lorenz says
Psalm 18. I recently was going through a dark time and searching for verses I could cling to. In this Psalm it assures is that with God’s strength I can “run upon a troop” … I love the assurance and the word picture.
DEANNA MORRIS says
Psalm 119:105 is resonating with me in my NOW.
God’s word is both a Lamp and a Light. His Word allows me to know where I stand (Lamp) with Jesus as my foundation. His Word helps me see just far enough ahead (Light) so I will know where He is leading and where the shadow lines fall.
I’m looking forward to this summer series! I am in need of a FRESH breath of His presence. Thanks!
I’m not sure I have a favorite Psalm. It depends on what’s going on as to which one speaks to me the most. Sometimes I need to be encouraged, sometimes I need to be rebuked. This reminds me that I need to look into Psalms again. We used some of it with our Bible study this past year in the Old Testament. Thanks for an opportunity to win. I keep trying because I really want one of these Bibles.:)
I love the psalms! It is a toss up for me between Psalm 23 and 91. I think of them as protection for whatever is happening in my life.
Lynn Winston says
Psalms 91 is my go to chapter. It was my comfort when my son was in Iraq for a 13 month deployment. I prayed this scripture over him and his soldiers daily. Now that he’s home, I still pray this comforting passage to remind myself that regardless of what I’m facing, my God is bigger! The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.”
Psalm 37:3-7a. The words ‘trust, dwell, take delight, commit, be still’ are words of comfort to me. In those days of struggle, worrying & fretting, these ‘God breathed’ words remind me that He is my rest & refuge.
My favorite Psalm is Psalm 46, specifically verse 10. It is a reminder that God is in control and I can rest in Him. His plans are only for my good.
There are so many Psalms I love that it’s hard to choose just one favourite! Psalm 23 remains one of my favorites, especially since I studied Hebrew and learned that the word for “follow” in v. 6 really means “pursue” like an animal pursuing its prey. I love the thought that God’s love and faithfulness isn’t just following me but pursuing me through all of life’s joys and challenges, desiring to draw me closer to himself.
Not sure if I have a favorite, but this morning I was journaling in Psalm 32 which reminds me that the Lord will instruct me and teach me the way to go, one step at a time, always with His loving eyes on me. Looking forward to this study.
My favorite Psalm is 46:10 Be still and know that I am God. My great grandmother died at 102 years old a few years ago. When she turned 100 she became very ill and was in the hospital for several days. We honestly thought she would not make it. The whole time she was there she would repeat this verse over and over again. She would witness to the nurses, doctors, and anyone who would come into her room. When we seemed worried or upset she would tell us this verse and such peace would fill her room. I miss her dearly but this verse gives me such peace when this world hits me hard. She was truly a woman of God and I know she is in heaven, being still… and seeing God in all His glory.
Jenn B says
oh dear, picking a favorite Psalm is hard, there’s so many good ones! When I was younger, I loved psalm 138… it’s a psalm full of worship and proclamation. I think now as a mother and homemaker, I really resonate with 127 and also the quiet assurance in 121. See? Can’t just pick one!!
Katrina K says
Psalms 91 – reminding us of Gods power, faithfulness and protection.
Sarah Beebe says
My favorite Psalm is 139. I have loved it since I was a girl back at my home church over 40 years ago when a dear mentor in the faith shared a devotional on it with a bunch of high schoolers. That moment and that passage of scripture continues to be a beacon of faith along the journey of nearly 50 years as a believer! Thnx to all of the “church ladies” and gentlemen that gave of their time and talents to point me to Christ. I remember u, Mrs. Asbury EVERY time I read Psalm 139. U r both treasures to me.
Monica H says
Psalm 27 is one of my absolute favorites. As a baby Christian I went to a retreat at Glen Erie in Colorado and heard a lady speak on this psalm and how it spoke to her at different times in her life. I don’t remember much else about that retreat but God has often reminded me of that lady’s time of sharing in that psalm.
Psalm 91 is my favorite. It is such an incredible picture of God’s protection and provision. I enjoy praying this psalm over each of my family members.
Diana Willis says
Thank you for your post!!
My favorite Psalm right now is Psalm 150:2 because it is a beautiful reminder of His power and abundance and that we should praise Him in all things. I love Psalms!!!
Be blessed today,
LaVonne Beale says
I spent 2018 handcopying Psalms, every verse, every word. It was challenging but worth it.
If I have to pick a favorite, the first one I always think of is Psalms 56:8. As I went through cancer, it meant a lot to me: “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.”
This is the summer of the Psalms. My Sunday school class decided to study the Psalms and then my church scheduled a special monthly worship service focused on the Psalms and now I see these devotionals. God must be telling me something. My favorite Psalm is chapter 1. It sets the tone and gives a promise to those who delight in the word of God. I memorized Psalm 1 while I was in high school. It has been my favorite since.
Brandi Vaughan says
I love the honesty, the openness, the realness, the relatability. All of my own feelings are reflected. I can hear God speak through the Psalmists to me personally.
Brandi Vaughan says
Psalm 27….what more is there? My Light and my Salvation!! Just the idea brings tears to my eyes. I feel God’s presence in those words. Everything I am not, He is. I am not light. I am lost. Horribly lost when left to myself. Horribly dark. But He fills me, He saves me. Blessed be the Name of the Lord!!!!
Kate Yates says
Psalm 23 – The Lord is my Shepherd. I love the intimacy and provision my Shepherd offers. He provides for my every need, and does not always give me my wants which is a provision in and of itself!
If I had to pick a Psalm, and it’s hard to pick a favorite, I’d say Psalm 23. My mom helped me memorize it in the KJV when I was four years old. My very first memorization! It’s a wonderful memory of my mom and I!
Victoria Bowling says
One of my favorite Psalms is Psalm121. “I lift up my eyes to the hills–where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” As it progresses, He watches over me while I sleep–He never sleeps. Nothing will harm me. He watches over my life. My coming and goin both now and forevermore. There are so many beautiful Psalms. God is so loving and faithful. His promises are true. He is always with us.
Gail Oliver says
Psalm 91 is my favorite! It is full of promise, comfort and protection. I read it frequently if not daily. Sometimes in times of spiritual attack I’ll repeat it over and over or in the last hurricane we had here in Panama City FL several of my friends read it in the hour every hour.
My life verse is also Psalm 34:4 which He spoke to me in my distress as a young Christian.
The Psalms are so full of comfort, emotion, and remind of who our God is and that He loves us. It is full of promise.
I’m signing up for this… I already read the Psalms daily as part of my Bible reading plan. I only have the Kindle edition of the Bible you’re giving away and I’d love to have a “hard copy” to hold in my hands ~ much easier to find things than it is in the Kindle. I’m with so many who are saying how can one pick a favorite Psalm? The Lord has a Psalm for every life situation: whether trials, praise, or thanksgiving. But right now I love Psalm 103. 🙂
I’m signing up for this! I posted on the original post, but it’s not showing up there. I have the Kindle version of the Bible you’re giving away, but I’d love to have a hard copy ~ it would be so much easier to find things in it. How can one pick a favorite Psalm? God has provided Psalms for every situation: whether trials, praises, or thanksgiving. 🙂 At the moment one of the Psalms that speaks to me is Psalm 103. In His grace, Kay
Wendy Oliver says
My most favorite Psalm is Psalm 23. Wow, it has really drawn me to Gods character of love, protection, compassion and strength. I found myself 9 years ago in a series of difficult events in my 18 year marriage… asking God to “rescue me” from things I did not understand.
He RESCUED me and brought me THROUGH…. verse 4; Even when I walk THROUGH the darkest valley, I will not be afraid for you are close behind me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. ~Wendy
Rosetta Reeves says
My favorite psalm always changes with my seasons of life. Just recently I have loved reading 51 and 108.
Wyvonnea Allen says
My favorite Psalms is 119:105, where it says “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and I light unto my path. It is so reassuring to know that as His daughter He is there to lead me and guide me in His word as I read; the Holy Spirit is there to illuminate it for me as my guide. Then as I walk daily as a woman of God He is there to guide throughout this life’s journey as a lamp unto my feet. We can not go wrong with His leading.
P. Gates says
Psalms 139: 1-18 These verses not only helped with my own self esteem knowing that I was fearfully and wonderfully made but also help with my grief after two miscarriages and the struggle with infertility. God did bless us with two beautiful daughters eventually but I clung to these scriptures many days.
Carla Anderson says
I think I have to say Psalm 51 as it always brings me back to Him
Hard to pick just one – 8, 23, 51, and 91 are all favorites!
Psalm 46:10 always finds me when I need a reminder to be still
Glenda Wray Jennings says
I love so many of the Psalms, but one of the first that comes to mind is Psalm 100. Such a great Psalm and it was the favorite of my “father-in-law-in-law.” (He was my sister’s father-in-law and so deemed I was just one more degree removed and named himself my father-in-law-in-law.) He passed away a couple of years ago and we still miss him every day.
Krystal Killy says
Psalm 73:26 is a true fav of mine. Made into part of a song, Give Me Faith – My flesh may fail but my God you never will. And He has proven faithful over and over again to me yet my flesh fails daily. It’s a great reminder that he is my strength forever!
My comfort & peace come from the words of Psalm 121…the imagery of this psalm is beautiful to me…”He who keeps you will not slumber”…”the sun shall not smite you by day nor the moon by night”. When I was diagnosed with cancer, I was reminded of this Psalm by my Pastor-who also was quite ill with cancer at the time. There are many beautiful Psalms-some just speak to your soul at exactly the right moment…I believe the Spirit sends them as encouragement for whatever we are going through at that time. It’s a short-but strengthening Psalm. Thank you for sharing your summer reading program with us.
Cindy Thomas says
I will sing the Lord because He has been good to me! Psalm 13:6 No matter what happens in life sing His praises! God is good all the time! All the time God is good!
Psalm 139. The Lord knows me and searches for me. Amen!!!!
Jessica O says
Give thanks to the Lord for he is good. His love endures forever.
-Great reminder of His love for us-
I would love a copy of the devotional bible!
My favorite Psalm is Psalms 91! He that dwells in the secrete place of the most High will abide under the shadow of the Almighty! I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and fortress; My God! In Him will I trust!
Andrea L. Callender says
Psalm 23 is my favorite. God is my provider, my peace, and my protector.
I love Psalms 139 I read once that this was the longest Psalm in the Bible… They said if you are ever in trouble & asked to read your last rites, read this one because this one will take the longest & help will come !
If I have to pick, I’d say Psalm 1. I learned it when I was in the 2nd grade and there is so much truth there. A wonderful reminder to stay planted (on purpose) by the life-giving streams of God’s Word.
Psalm 51:10 is my favorite.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”
Alana Morgan says
Psalm 119! The longest is my favorite. So much wisdom, lesson, beauty.
Thank you for this opportunity!!!
Beth Williams says
I don’t have a favorite Psalm. I love 139. It speaks of God knowing us intimately – every single aspect. He even knows when & where we will fail Him. Verses 13-16 really speak to me. Hard to grasp that God created & knit us together. He knows ALL about us. “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” How can you not love a God who did all that for you-knows you & still loves you crazy!!?
Wendy Ortiz says
Psalms 8 is so far my favorite. I just started studying the Psalms with previous studies my pastor has taught. But Psalms 8 has been so rich in the love and majesty of our Creator, our Lord above all Lord’s and king above all Kings.
Psalm 91 was shared w/ me when I was in the hospital after surgery, & I read it over and over every day. Still my favorite! 🙂
Mari Johnston says
I love Psalm 23 and 46. I get God’s guidance a lot through it all.
I can’t wait for this wonderful study together.
Krista Lynn Campbell says
What a joyful way to spend my summer! Psalm 46 is packed with reminders of how God is God and I am not.
“God is our refuge and strength; an ever-present help in trouble.” Ps. 46:1
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Ps. 46:10
Martha Troxel says
I really like all 150 of the psalms.One of my favorites is Psalm 46. After 9/11/2001 I went to a prayer service and one of the speakers shared that psalm. My fear decreased and now it’s still my go to psalm when fear comes around.
What I love most about Psalms is how David is so honest about his feelings. He cries out to God and pours out his hurts, confusion, and his hope.
I love Psalms 86. In Psalm 86 David pours out his heart to God and reminds how God’s love is steadfast.
I wouldnt know which Psalms scripture to choose as I am fairly new and looking to learn so much more. My hunger for the Lord is on fire and would love to spend my summer indulging in God’s word.
Psalm 16:8 – “I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.” (NLT) Right now this is my favorite verse from Psalms, because it is a great reminder to never forget that God is with us at all times. Through the good and bad, every high and low in life, and will never leave us.
One of my favorite psalms is Psalm 41:1, which reads “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble.” I love this verse. Whenever it pops in my mind, I am reminded of God’s protection, kindness, power, and might to rescue us in times of trouble. Also, it helps alleviate and eventually dispel whatever fear I am feeling.
Psalm 119:105 is my confirmation Bible verse. Encouraging me to take it day by day and not to look too far ahead.
It is hard to pick a favorite but I love Psalm 121. Great reminder!!
23rd Psalm is my favorite. My dad was a deacon and read it regularly at church, on the night of his death reciting it was the only thing that brought me peace.
Janae Johnson says
Psalm 65, 91, 103, 104 are the ones I read the most often.
Lisa Reece says
Long before it became a popular verse used on mugs, shirts, and home decor, Psalm 46:10 has always been my go to verse. It reminds me that in the middle of any storm, big or small, that my God is in full control and He will be with me the whole way. And when the storm has passed, He will be glorified and exalted for everything He has taught me.
Kim Greer says
Psalm 86 is one of my favorites. When I cry to Him, He hears me. He comforts me.
Psalm 121 A reminder of where our help comes from, that God never slumbers or sleeps, and that He is in control of all of our life, both now and eternally. Great encouragement, and lovely guide for prayer in so many circumstances.
Hmm. I’ve loved 62:1-2 for many years, my go-to verses in hard days. On the other hand I’ve always loved Psalm 136 helping us give thanks for our awesome God.
Pam Flanigan says
“The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit”
Despite how far away the Lord seems when we are going through trials, that is when he’s closest to us. It is so reassuring to know He’s always there for us!
Amy Krautkremer says
I love Psalm 121. The first and second verses “played” on repeat in my head as I was in labor with my twins 22 years ago and I wondered why — I almost couldn’t stop it, it just kept repeating over and over. Then my son was born with a significant disability. I knew immediately afterwards that it was the Lord, preparing me for the road ahead. It has been a difficult road but the Lord has been my help through it all. (My son, Jonathan, is an absolute delight and his twin sister, Elizabeth, is a typical 22 year old). God is so good.
“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth” Psalm 121:1-2
Tonya Ellison says
I don’t really have a favorite one but I do find myself saying Psalm 23 a lot to myself in difficult situations.
Laura Barclay says
Psalm 46:10 has always been one of my favorites.
“Be still, and know that I am God.”
It reminds me to stop running around worrying so much about everything and to BE STILL! God’s got this!
My favorite psalm is Psalm 23. Just this morning I was thinking of all the actions that God makes towards us. He MAKES me…, He LEADS me.., He GUIDES me…, He RESTORES me….He PREPARES for me….He PROVIDES a dwelling place for me forever. That’s pretty amazing! I need not fear. Carole ❤
All psalms are beautiful but I always come to these ❤️ When I am afraid I put my trust in you – Psalm 56:3
Fear is a liar….
Psalm 46:1 ❤
“God is our refuge and strength, an
ever-present help in trouble.”
-Beautiful, heartfelt Confidence in God our refuge. ❤
Cindy D says
Psalm 23 is my favorite, I know whatever I face my Shepherd is holding me close
Psalm 119 is my favorite, it’s a praise to God’s word!!
My favorite Psalm is Psalm 147:3 because it reminds me that while we aren’t free from pain and brokenness God is faithful to heal us.
Bobbie Joseph says
My favorite Psalms is, Psalms 35; when I was a teenager, my Mother told to read this before bed or whenever I felt like the enemy was attacking me, and 35 years later, I still got to Psalms 35 because after reading it I feel protected by God and just so at peace and grateful for His presence.
Bonnie Fair says
One of my many favorite Psalms is Psalm 103. I love how it begins with an affirmation of Praise to God! David goes on to write about God’s great vast love for us and while beautiful i, it’s also humbling for our days are short yet precious.
Jennifer O'Neil says
I don’t have a favorite yet and I’m looking forward to finding one! I’ve been away from the bible for a while and an looking forward to getting back in. I don’t have a devotional and would be ever grateful if one came my way.
I’m just starting my journey into studying the bible and all of its glory. I haven’t made it to Psalms. But I will be now that I will be joining in on this summer read. I am very excited to get started. Thank you!!
Bonnie collins says
My favorite for the moment is 24. It reminds me that God will not leave me. I can trust him with hesitation because he’s leading and renewing me for his names sake and because of that I can trust him. He’s a good shepherd.
Psalm 119 is a favorite – a long one but all about love for God’s Word.
Psalm 139 reminds me why I can trust God and can surrender all to Him!
I’d have to go with Psalm 23 because that’s the last chunk of scripture I have memorized.
It’s hard to pick a favorite! My favorites change with the seasons in my life. Probably Psalm 135 right now. Really working on a steady devo discipline so this will be great for me!
It is hard to pick a favorite from the Psalms since there so many of them. I am studying Psalms from First Five by Proverbs 31, and it has been an educational study and a blessing for me. I am enjoying it! Still so much to learn…
Psalm 121 is special because there is a story (make it short) behind it. My mom gave my husband a small pamphlet titled The LORD Is Our Protector stating Psalms 121 from Contemporary English Version on December 1995 when we were planning to move to Minnesota from Florida. My husband has kept it in his wallet since then. We treasure this Psalm as my mom passed away in 2013, and we miss her very much.
Diane Adams says
Psalm 100 because it gives perfect instructions on how to enter into and live in a close personal relationship with the Lord and have a rich spiritual prayer life. For example if someone wants to know how to approach God it tells us to enter His gates with thanksgiving and enter His courts with Praise. Thanksgiving and praise are like keys.
It’s hard to pick a favorite Psalm!! Right now, I am clinging to Psalm 121.
Kenyetta Iyevbele says
My favorite Psalm is currently 119. It reminds that His word is leading & guiding us along the perfect course He’s already set before us. Memorizing verses has been a huge tool in my journey with Christ recently. I’ve found that God’s word is our main weapon during trials & tribulations that arise, allowing us to stand against the devil’s scheme. I can not wait to dive into Psalm this summer with you all, for we are more than conquerors!
Karri Penner says
“He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day.”
Psalms 91:4-5 NLT
This is my favorite Psalm to pray over my husband, our marriage, and my 2 teenage daughters, especially my oldest as she left this morning for her first mission trip to Mexico. God is our protector, provider and place of refuge and I take comfort in knowing that his promises are faithful and true.
Sarah Skinner says
My favorite Psalm is the 23rd. I love the picturesque format. The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. Still waters and green pastures, etc.
Joni Cheeseman says
My favorite is Psalm 139. The words spoken in this beautiful Psalm came alive to me almost 40 years ago when I was lost and found Jesus. It was extremely comforting then and it’s extremely comforting now to know that God knows everything about me and truly loves me with His whole being just as I am. His thoughts are truly precious to me!
My favorite psalm is psalm 23. I love how it shows us how much God cares for us no matter our circumstances!
I just love the whole book of Psalms and all the promises God blesses us with. Over the past couple of years this book has helped me get through some of the toughest times in my life. You see, my husband was diagnosed with a lung disease and was in and out of the hospital getting sicker and sicker before they finally figured out what was going on. Test after test and a lung biopsy confirmed he has a muscle tissue lung disease, rheumatoid arthritis,sickle cell anemia,and type 2 diabetes. Now at 40 years old, he’s on a variety of medications and has to use oxygen to get around. He will inevitably need a lung transplant. Even though we have gone through all of this I can pretty much turn to any chapter in Psalms to find encouragement. The chapter that has helped me the most would have to be Psalm 91. This gives me assurance in knowing that God is in control and watches over us daily protecting and guiding us in every situation. In this I find comfort.
My favorite Psalm is 119. Why? Because of the richness of the Psalm and how there is so much to study. You can return to it and always learn something new that you missed before.
Psalm 34 for its call to worship and comfort!
jane morgan says
There are a lot of them, but I do love Psalm 1. It is just an encouragement for our daily life
Psalms 27 & 91 – so much comfort for so many situations
Geri Edwards says
I honestly cannot choose just one in Psalm. I love the entire book. There is always something in there to ease my heart, encourage me or just make me feel good.
My favorite is Psalm 91:4. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
But I always find rest and inspiration in reading Psalms. I am assured that I am not the only one with raw emotions crying out to God.
Ali Seabaugh says
This year Psalm 1 has spoken to me more than ever before. The spring brought a lot of change and in a moment of desperation I decided to turn to the Psalms and read “you will be like a tree planted by streams of water that bears fruit in season”. The Lord spoke to me so much through the simple truth that we bear fruit in season and that when we do bear fruit, just like a tree, that fruit isn’t for us to enjoy but rather for others. I can either look at this season of change as a season of sacrifice or as a season of bearing fruit as I support my husband through job change and my kids through a move.
Tracy Griffin says
Psalm 27 is my favorite. Verse 14 Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say,on the Lord!
Karen Stout says
Right now my favorite Psalm is 5. I’ve been under attack lately and I’m suiting up daily and praying Psalms 5 for guidance.
Classic Psalm 23
Psalm 138 is my favorite because it says that God “makes me bold with strength in my soul.” And I have reread it thousands of times and mailed it to people because it brings me so much strength and hope and courage.
Erika Burger says
Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has beed good to you. ❤
Janine McDavitt says
Psalm 46:10 – always a great remainder to just be quiet and settle into His greatness.
Lyn Vigna says
Hi! I can’t recall which psalms it is but I’ve prayed it a million times..’create in me a new heart and a right spirit.’ This has been my prayer for God to always correct what is too much me and make me more like him. Thank you for this study!
God bless you and your ministry.
Psalms 23….. This spoke and still speaks to me when both of my parents died❤He is my everything every minute of every hour of the day….He is with me always…. Through my darkest and best days
Lorna Jones says
There are so many wonderful Psalms! However, I would say that Psalm 30 is currently my favorite – It reminds me of what God through Jesus has done for me and leads me to praise His Holy Name – thank you Jesus! <3
Jessica Castille says
I was watching a tribulation movie on pureflix and the Christian was being persecuted and the entire time he was quoting a prayer over and over. I looked it up and it turned out to be Psalms 51. I thought to myself this is how I should be praying and I need to memorize this. (10) Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
(11) Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. (17) The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Just to name a few versus – I wanted to memorize the chapter but never did but I will before the summer is up because I want/need these scriptures buried in my heart and in my mind. I want this playing over and over in my head instead of my own selfish thoughts. I want to have a clean heart which produces clean thoughts and a mouth that reflects who I am in Christ. These are my desires.
Psalm 91 is my favorite. It is the first one I learned in church and we would do it every Sunday. I had forgotten about it until I came across it in my read through of my Bible from beginning to end. It really excited me because not only did I recognize it but I was able to comprehend the meaning. It’s so powerful!
Molly Cash says
I love the 23rd Psalm. I know, I know, how cliché. But it just speaks in a way that reaches my heart. Every time I go back to it, there’s something new to glean. Talk about the Living Word!
Psalm 4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.
This scripture was revealed to me by The Holy Spirit during a mourning season. I had lived with insomnia prior to my loss, but it seemed more profound after my loss. The death was sudden, so I began living in fear of losing someone else. And that fear would only read its head when I would go to bed at night.
In my search for scriptures regarding grief (thank God for the Psalms), this one was revealed. I memorized it and repeated it over and over again until I fell asleep. This scripture is a source of peace and a reminder of God’s provision during a difficult season.
I love Psalm 146 because it reminds us to take care of the fatherless.
Joenne Courtney says
My favorite Psalm is Psalm 42. God spoke this to my heart back in 1995 while I was carrying my identical twins. The doctors had told me they would both die. As I lay in a hospital bed for many weeks, praying for their lives, He ministered this Psalm to me by His Spirit. “My tears have been my food…while people say, ‘where is your God?” Everyone knew I was a Christian and that I was praying, but they had no hope for either baby. I knew I had to accept whatever it was that God was going to allow to happen. Weeks later they had to deliver the babies to try to save them. Too early, too small. It was just days before Christmas. On Christmas Eve, my one daughter died. It was dark and snowy. I was shaken to my core. Psalm 42 came back to me and I shared it with my pastor. It became the basis of the sermon at her funeral. These words sustained me:
Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.
My other daughter was there for months, but is now a grown woman. God showed me she would live when I asked Him. We picked out cemetery lots for Gahbrielle. I asked God that day not to make us have to buy four, (they came in sets of two) because I feared that would mean my other daughter would die as well. When we arrived at the cemetery I just kept praying, “God please let us only have to purchase 3”. Moments later, the caretaker motioned us down to the farthest end of the cemetery and held up three fingers. When the hospital told us our other daughter would not survive and that they had done all they could, this Psalm came to me again. I told them she would live and to just keep doing whatever they needed to. That hospital witnessed the miracle God had in store for my daughter and everyone was shocked but immensely happy for her, and for me. Doctors and nurses came to me and I was able to share the Gospel with them. I know Gahbrielle is safe in the arms of my great God. Thank You Lord, for those three days. I praise You for Your faithful love.
Its difficult to “feel” like praising God when your child dies, and much easier when they live. But I continue to praise Him again and again, for all the things I learned through my suffering and loss and through my other daughter surviving as well as the rest of my family and for the hope we all have in Him, through Jesus.
Lisa Rogers says
I love Psalms 51 because it is a psalm of humility.
Melanie Nichols says
My favorite Psalm is 39:5-7. It helps me keep my hope in Him and not get wrapped around the axel about little daily things that don’t matter.
Psalm 139!! We have a genetic disorder in our family and my husband is affected with it along with two of our four children. Even though this makes them “different” in some ways, I love how this Psalm reminds us how God knit us in our mother’s womb and nothing was hidden from him. He has made each of us special in His own way! I’m so grateful all of my children will know the deep love God has for each of them. 🙂
My favorite Psalm is Psalm 16:8: I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me. Right now, more than ever I need to remind myself of this several times a day! Knowing that He is not only always with me but right beside me is HUGE and the best thing in my life right now as I’m going through a divorce and I feel so alone and so abandoned as I did by family members prior to this happening and then for awhile I felt like I wasn’t all alone in the world. Now I feel alone again and so love this Psalm and knowing that although I may feel alone in reality I am not.
I don’t know if I have a favorite one. I’m just finishing up another study on Psalms and I’ve liked Psalm 113, 91 and 130, in that order.
Lora Wise says
My favorite psalm is 139. The Lord is telling us how wonderful we were created . It is so uplifting to someone who lacks confidence in themselves.
Pam Lundell says
After my husband went to Heaven in 2005 I found my life verse in the Psalms. Psalm 91:4, “He will cover you with His feathers, under His wings your will find refuge. His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”
I’m really looking forward to this. I just came across the post for it today!
Danialy Iglesias says
I love psalm 91. Especially Psalm 91:14-16. It helped me get through a time of healing when I needed God the most.
14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
Janie K says
I’m here to learn. . . Psalm 23 is my automatic meditation in times of trial.
I don’t have a favorite Psalms yet, it’s been a long time since I’ve read any but that’s exactly why I’m so excited for this Bible study because I know the Psalms are beautiful eye and heart opening life changing words from our God.
We’re going through the Psalms of ascent this summer at church, and just had a challenging and uplifting sermon on Psalm 126 about whether or not we truly believe God’s character and work are sources of deep joy.