Psalms for Prayer: Day 1

A Prayer Praising God’s Greatness

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Today's Text: Psalm 145:1-21

Scripture Reading: Psalm 145:1-21

Prayer is a startling invitation—one that, after 30 years of following Jesus, I still struggle to accept.

“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and incomprehensible things you do not know,” the Lord says to His people in Jeremiah 33:3. The book of Hebrews urges the Christ follower to “approach the throne of grace with boldness” (4:16), and Paul tells the Philippians not to worry about anything, but instead to petition God in prayer (4:6). Perhaps most astonishing of all, Jesus Himself instructs His disciples, “Whenever you pray, say, Father…” (Luke 11:2).

Call out to God. Go boldly to the throne. Ask instead of worry. Talk to God as your Father.

This is the invitation. But what do we say? How do we find the words to pray?

Prayer, like everything else in the Christian life, is a practice learned over time. When it comes to learning the language of prayer, there is no better classroom than the Psalms. The book of Psalms was the hymn and prayer book for the people of God before the days of Jesus. God’s people have been praying these writings, and using them to shape their own prayers, ever since.

Take Psalm 145, for example. This hymn written thousands of years ago by the shepherd-king David teaches me how to express praise to a God who is magnificent beyond words. I often fumble at the beginning of my prayers, unsure how to address this Being who is so holy and so wholly other. But this psalm puts words to God’s greatness, giving me vocabulary to praise the Lord’s “splendor and glorious majesty” and declare His “awe-inspiring acts” (vv.5–6). It reminds me of the power of speaking back to God the immutable aspects of His character: He is “gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and great in faithful love” (v.8); He is “good to everyone” and “gracious in all His actions” (vv. 9,13). It gives me the scaffolding on which to build my own song of prayer to the Lord who is “near to all who call out to him, all who call out to him with integrity” (v.18).

In this three-week Psalms for Prayer reading plan, we’ll read fifteen psalms that cover a range of topics, from glorifying God, to praying for our personal concerns, to lifting up the needs of this world. Some of these psalms are worded as prayers offered directly to God; others act as prompts to inspire prayer. All are given to us in God’s complete, inerrant Word. The God to whom David wrote this ancient psalm is the same God you and I pray to today. His Word not only teaches us who He is; it teaches us how to commune with Him in prayer.

May God use our time in these psalms to reveal to us more of His character. May He draw us into a daily and ongoing conversation with Him, and may His Word teach us to express our hearts to Him in prayer.

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  • Kate Warriner

    These verses make me realize how I often say how beautiful the world is and everything in it but I never glorify God for them. I know now to pray and thank God for the beautiful world and creations he has made for us to enjoy here in this temporary place.

  • I am excited to go through this study. This used to be an area I felt strong in but over the last few years I’ve just found myself allowing other things to take precedence over spending this intentional time with God. I don’t want to babble for 15 minutes and walk away feeling like God and I are both confused about what that conversations purpose actually was. I want to get back to that place where I feel I can confide anything in God and really hear him speaking in a deep, meaningful way again.

  • I’ve had a very difficult year. I often do find myself talking to God but not really in a prayer type so I’m excited to start this. Also if you find it in your good will to please keep me in your prayers for good blessing and I will do the same for you all! Blessings!

  • Andrea Dornbusch

    Been a rough bit of time for me- felt like I needed to focus in and God has been speaking to me a heap about prayer so this is super timely for me.

  • Natasha Niemann

    So excited

  • Keilee Palmer

    Just turned 18 and just graduated, so as you can guess, I’ve felt very overflowed with Jesus’ love. I’m excited to start this!!!!

  • Riodhna Duncan

    I’ve had a hard few weeks, and had some knock backs, and when I saw this plan I had to get it. The Psalms are so beautiful, and having a reminder of why we are actually praying is always a welcomed thing. God is so good, and He hears our pain, our sorrow and our joy. Through the valley, and through the hard times he is the only constant, so I can’t wait to read this each day.

  • Marina Landegent

    I have been lost and distanced from God lately, but even my first reading has lifted my spirits and brought me closer to God! I look forward to more scripture and prayer time!

  • Tasha Enderby

    I honestly need a renewed faith in my prayer life. I feel like it is more of a one way communication and that God is not listening. I come to him prayer as a hot mess, the yelling mother in the car, the avid not sleeping desperate for rest. But nothing feels more defeating then not feeling like you are heard. I understand most things I pray about are in Gods timing but having the patience to keep waiting takes a toll.

    • Bethany Shaw

      I read your comment today and I don’t have an answer. But know, if i, a stranger, wants good things for you, He does too. You’re in a season of waiting, but please stay strong. I’ve read recently, maybe SRT, I don’t remember, it’s not what is God doing to me, but what is he doing for me. I remind myself of this often.

  • Sharon Klotter

    I’m super excited for these next 3 weeks on prayer and focus on prayers being in commune with God.

  • Tee Elle

    Funny, I downloaded the SRT app on the last day of the prayer study. I always struggled with prayer. It’s never as fluid and eloquent as my cousin’s prayer. Instead I’m stumbling and stuttering because I felt I wasn’t saying the right things. This study is right on time and I can’t wait to immerse myself in it.

    • Stephanie Wallis

      That is so awesome! Isn’t God good! God cares so much about you and your voice. He loves your prayers just as much as your cousins. It is about your heart and coming closer to your father. ❤️

  • Haley Pool

    I’m excited about these 21 days in the psalms!

  • denise frasier

    Hope this will give more pray life and closer with God,,!,!

  • Kathy Brewis

    Prayer is something that I have always struggled with but today I downloaded the She Reads Truth app and found this study. Just what I needed.

  • Kuku Smith

    My family has been going through a lot of hard times lately and I want to pray but I feel like I have so much to pray about it won’t be good. I want to just open up to God and let him hear my cries

    • Grace Wyatt

      The Lord cares for you and your family :D Prayers don’t need to be perfect, just from the heart. Tell it all to Him. The good, the bad, the ugly. And let it just flow out of you. ❤️

    • Lynda Durand

      Psalm 145:8
      I am praying for you Kuku. May God’s rich love pour over your heart and life.

    • Lynda Durand

      Romans 8:26-28Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.

  • Amanda Helm

    I am desperate for more of JESUS and need more time with Him. My greatest times with him have been when I spent time daily abiding and in prayer. Satan always tries to keep me from prayer: feeling too busy, too tired, boys are too loud, too much work to get done, too many ministry responsibilities. But is Susanna Wesley could cover herself in her apron three times a day to pray with a dozen children at home, I can certainly find time if I am desperate enough for Jesus every day. Daily bread is daily- just like the manna! Needed this reminder today!

  • Kristy Crites

    Just started so I’m a little behind, but so looking forward to catching up with everyone. I was in search of guidance in my prayer life, I’m so happy I found this. God Bless <3

  • Michelle Kendrick

    Excited for this!

  • Keri Bruce

    Was just journaling about faith, prayer, and scripture. Struggling with prayer (for what seems like the billionth time) Opened the app for the first time in a while, and can you guess what was displayed at the top? This prayer study. I believe this is exactly what I needed. There was another time when I was down and low that my mother bought me a guide to prayer. I began to go through it, learning how to pray and even journaling my prayers. It really helped me a lot in my walk with Christ. Here’s hoping for a similar story with this devo and these passages.

    • She Reads Truth

      Hi Keri, thanks for sharing and we’re so glad that you’re joining us! -Margot, The SRT Team

  • Pam Lewis

    I am also starting today. I too need to learn to focus my prayers and praise God daily .

  • Tamar Bostock

    Just started today – perfect timing x

  • Kerry Terry

    Thank you for this study. I am looking forward to learning more about prayer. Definitely in need of learning to focus my prayers.

  • Karen LongOram

    I’m looking forward to this study.

  • Tabitha ReneeKelly

    I am just starting this study and it’s truly needed in my life right now as I am going through some issues.. but my ultimate rest is in the lord

  • Colleen Moody

    Joining in today from Florida. This psalm reminds me to not just center my prayers around what I need or am asking for. But to center my prayer on GOD and praising HIM.

  • Victoria Allen

    I just started this study today and I’m so excited. My husband and I do a daily devotional together and I’m excited to have something else to add to that!

  • Paula White

    I am so excited to see others starting late. Somehow I missed the start date. I love Psalm 145! Lately I feel I’ve been doing too much complaining and seeing the glass half empty. This is a perfect beginning for repentance and turning to Praise. Turning my eyes on Jesus and off my earthly cares.

  • Clare Larmour

    This is beautiful! There’s nothing more refreshing than coming before our Papa in prayer. He loves a good chat xxx

  • Michelle Wenberg

    Starting this study today a first time Mama – This first week has been joyful, powerful, filled with wonder, purpose and tangibly seeing His promises delivered as my body changes, my baby boy grows and my marriage matures. Through it all though, I know my relationship with Father is highest especially in this new season. May it be that I don’t lose sight of Fathers intimacy & desire for encounter or believe any lies the enemy battles to devour my soul with as I journey through Motherhood with my Husband. Reading this plan with expectation & inviting the Holy Spirit into this space of searching. ❤️

  • Kayla Isaacs

    This is a wonderful start to my journey to become a woman of virtue , as young adults in our 20s we need guidance in how to transition our relationship with God to fulfills the needs we face as young adults , especially in dating and courtship

  • Kaci Thompson

    I just started this today and I’m excited for what Gods word is going to do for me and my life ❤️

  • Hi, I just started this plan today. I have been having some questions about prayer if anyone has some guidance I would really appreciate it. I have a strong faith in God and in His Word which in turn sometimes causes me to fall into the habit of thinking I don’t need to pray. Or even questioning, If God is faithful and good and loving why do I need to pray to ask Him to do something, isn’t He already going to do what is best. I understand praying to give thanks to God or just simply to talk to Him or ask Him a question. But I struggle to understand praying and asking God to do something or change a situation or even lets say praying to ask God for someone else to come to know Him. I know he already wants others to know and love Him so why is it important for me to pray for that?

    • Bethany Ryan

      Hi Niki, I think someone mentioned a quote somewhere else in the comments by C.S. Lewis, “Prayer doesn’t change things, it changes me.” I think it applies to your question, why pray for change if God is already going to do what’s good? I realized over time that I was praying but not necessarily in the right way. Jesus’ example of prayer is so perfect in the Lord’s prayer. “Your will be done, your kingdom come”. Prayer isn’t just a means to change God’s heart or mind or make our will be done by asking him to change a situation on our behalf. I believe it should look more like us asking, “what shall you have me do today Lord?”, “Open my eyes, my heart and my ears to be closer to the heart of Jesus”. “Help me, give me strength”. Etc… We shouldn’t be imposing our desires on God but praying back what He desires for us. I hope that makes sense!

  • I pray that as I begin this bible study that God will enlighten me and speak to me.

  • Just started this study today. Verse 8 is worded differently here and in the study guide than in my regular NIV1984. The phrase “great in faithful love” struck a chord in my spirit and I had to look it up in the Hebrew. Yep, there’s my old friend “Hesed” – the loyal love of God… I love this word that describes God’s faithfulness, loyalty, covenanted-love towards His people. It shows up in multiple ways (lovingkindness, kindness, goodness, mercy, etc) but it’s all about the fiercely loyal love God has for His own. And in turn I need to love Him back with this faithful, loyal love…and love others with it as well. This is what I’m chewing on today.

  • Just started this study today. Looking forward to how God’s Word will grow me through these Psalms of Prayer ♡

  • Lauren Geneva

    I have wandered back and forth through seasons of reading his word, and lately my phone (social media & email) have been the last thing I do at night and the first in the morning. I’ve had conviction over this and am praying for God to direct my heart to him. Please be in prayer for my husband too as I’m trying to learn how to be a praying wife. He is a believer but works lots of weekends and shows no desire to attend church and it’s heart breaking for me.

    • Cierra

      Just said a prayer for you, Lauren Geneva! I too have been struggling with being in the word. I am newly-engaged, and though my fiancé and I desire to walk closely with the Lord, spending time with Him has not been a priority for us. Praying for grace to know Him more.

    • Becca

      Praying for you, and your husband, Lauren! I, too, have been feeling convicted over my phone/social media usage, it’s the last and first thing for me too and I’m striving to change that. It’s a hard habit to break but I know we both can do it!

    • Hollie Hughes

      I know how u feel. My husband believes in God and is saved and goes when our girls r doing something special at church but otherwise shows no desire to go. He doesn’t have a close relationship with God in my opinion I think he feels he doesn’t have to get get into heaven as long as he’s good person. I’ll keep y’all in my prayers. May God work thru u to get to him. God bless y’all.

  • Mahala Cain

    Loving this app so much! Just found out about it and I am so in love!

  • Sarah Nunley

    Before I read this study for today. I was struggling with how to start a prayer. This really helped.

  • Katrina Skyles

    In the last year and a half I lost my grandfather, father in law and father to cancer

    • She Reads Truth

      We’re so sorry to hear this Katrina. Thanks for sharing and we’re so grateful that you’re reading along with us. We’re praying for you! -Margot, The SRT Team

    • Missa

      I’m so sorry, Katrina. I know that pain all too well. I lost my grandfather and father to cancer within 8 months of each other several years ago. You are in my prayers.

  • Rhonda Wood

    Prayer changes lives . Our lives and the lives of others. When we pray we are giving God permission to change us, open the eyes of our unsaved loved ones. I’ve seen this year my sister 47 years dedicated her life to Christ and be baptized this year as well as my father of 83 years and daughter get baptized. This only happens by the spirit of God and prayer. How do we pray? I just talk to God like I talk to a good friend . I tell him everything. I read and learn what God thinks is important and pray about that. Unsaved love ones or those at work. My sanctification freedom from sin. Oh lord help us to learn how to pray. Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.

  • Dr. Mary Cue

    I started a praise basket last January 2017. I write down my praise weekly and say prayers daily. Great routine to honor God

    • Jordan Cook

      What a wonderful idea! I’ve heard of writing down something positive every day in order to have a better and more grateful attitude, but I love this idea so much more!

  • Stacey Taylor

    I read in a CS Lewis book once , “prayer doesn’t change things it changes me!” And I think that is so true. She reads truth is challenging me in more ways than one but I am beginning to make in roads to restoring my prayer life, where once I felt disengaged from God and down about my prayer life, my faith in beginning to see that He had not abandoned me, it’s me who is struggling to trust him. I need to get back to prayer because i know if i do I will begin to feel much better about lots of areas in my life. CS Lewis was spot on with what he said. Reading other peoples testimonials are very encouraging, thank you.

  • Cameron Gomez

    Praise Him in the good, Praise Him in the bad, But especially praise Him in times of trouble. Without a doubt, things will SHIFT for your good!!

  • Ciera Ward

    I have issues where I go to pray and I start telling my myself I am not “good” enough or I don’t “deserve” to even talk to God for the things I have done. I am looking forward to this study.

    • Sarah-Jane Beaudry

      Oh, I feel this so intensely. I am coming to terms with a feeling that the Lord will not answer MY prayers, so unless I ask someone else to pray my petitions will not be heard. This is a lie, it’s superstition, and yet my heart wants to hold on to it so badly. I am also so looking forward to this study and praying my heart will be released and my eyes will be opened to His truth. I will keep you in my prayers that you would also find this truth.

    • Lisa

      The truth of the matter is that none of us are “good” enough… that’s why we need Jesus! With His blood covering our sins, we can march boldly into the throne room of grace and talk to God about anything! (Hebrews 4:16)

  • I am behind on this study but wanted to start and connect anyway. When I read this Psalm the most profound part was when I went to highlight all the ways that’s God is described. I’ve never done anything like this taking apart the verses to look at the parts. It was powerful. To know he He is compassionate, slow to anger, great in faithful love, good to everyone, faithful in all his words, gracious in all his actions…now that is a God I need to hear about. That is a God I can trust. That is a God who is everything I often fail to be and it makes me want to follow him forever.

  • Lee Nienhuis

    So excited to be doing my first SRT study. And I see the hand of the Lord already. His timing is beautiful.

  • Tiffany Smith

    I am hoping this will be the new beginning to rebuilding my relationship with God. I am going through a divorce as well as the loss of a child and when I go to pray my mind wanders and I seem to get so distracted, causing me to feel so guilty. I know he has a plan, but it’s time for me to trust it.

    Thank you all for sharing!

    • Elizabeth Ann

      I hope you find comfort through the Psalms :-) sending prayers your way!

    • Rebekah Albaugh

      I am holding onto the same hopes for myself. As for the pain you find yourself in. Trust that even when you don’t know what to say to God, speaking the name of Jesus out loud and simply being quiet in your mind in Spirit, if powerful. There is so much power in the name of Jesus and in my darkest hours, His name was enough. I’m so sorry for all your loss!

    • Julie

      God sees you in your grief and hurt. Sometimes all we can do is “be still and know that He is God”. I think prayer can simply be you telling God that you want to hear his voice and follow him. Then, be still and quiet for a minute or two. He needs us to get quiet so He can speak to our hearts. Tiffany, you are a daughter of the one true king and he thinks you are perfect. May you find comfort today.

    • Marisol EsquivelEscalante

      Hey, Tiffany be praying for you.

  • Hannah Simpson

    I haven’t prayed in a long time and often struggle with how to start. I hope this will help me find not only the strength to start praying again but also know how to say what I’m feeling

    • She Reads Truth

      We’re so glad that you’re here Hannah and we’ll be praying for you! -Margot, The SRT Team

  • Alina Patterson

    I have been feeling so disconnected from God for some time. When trying to pray or read, my mind wanders off and the time is lost to one thing or another. I am hopeful that this plan will be a jumpstart to a new & fresh relationship with God.

    • Courtney Glasser

      I’m having the same experience. I’ve never been good at having a set quiet time, and the day gets so busy I forget to talk to God, and when I do try, I get distracted. I’m trying this study in the morning before work, hoping I can develop a routine of talking with God everyday (getting back to basics). Thanks for sharing your experience! It helps knowing others have the same struggles.

    • Missy Patterson

      There is a couple videos on youtube one by J.P. moreland -When God Seems Silent & a couple by Gary Habermas on the same topic. Ill post the links if I can. I found them helpful. Maybe listening can help you too:

      https://youtu.be/1svIPRtpXUk

      https://youtu.be/1KpEwyt9yLA

    • Dannette Hain

      Looking forward to this study! My mind wanders often and I get so frustrated with myself! Always good to know I’m not alone

    • Bobbi Jean Keesling

      Same here…we’re not alone in this even though sometimes we think we are.

  • Jami Pinch

    I need to stop being a wonder and find the place God wants me to hold in this world. I also need to have that deep relationship with him and know him more on a personal level. I’m hoping this will guide and inspire me.

  • Tina Ruffin

    I’m a backslider and trying to get back in God’s presence is s a struggle for me

  • Daniela Morales

    Finding myself feeling completely numb and disconnected, struggling to even find the strength to have any faith… in my heart I know God hears me but today im just empty

    • Melissa

      I am praying for you

    • Maybs

      Daniela, he hears you. Read Psalm 145 and remember through him all things are possible.

    • She Reads Truth

      Hi Daniela, we’re praying for you- for continued encouragement and comfort. We’re grateful that you’re here! -Margot, The SRT Team

    • Hannah Simpson

      I’m so sorry to hear you feel empty today—I have that feeling sometimes and often don’t know what to do. I’ve turned to the Bible and this study and looks like you have to. To have faith in yourself you need to trust yourself and gods plan for you. Know that every decision you make should be building you (&your relationship with god) up and I think you might find it easier to rebuild your faith on days when your tank is empty.

    • Lauren Moser

      much love, Daniela. i have been there as well so very recently. God will not give up on you. ever. Xoxo

  • Walking through a dark time in my marriage right now and this helped me so much. Because of what I am learning as I draw closer to the Lord and desire Him more than anything – even my marriage – I am able to let it all go and trust that God has me. Last night I had to confront my husband, but I read this first and prayed over my marriage with the words of Scripture. My heart was changed and open and I was able to see my husband as I believe Jesus would. Such healing began last night. In me, in my husband, in my marriage.

  • Rowena Salter

    This is an amazing reminder to keep our eyes on Him, and not the worries of the world.

  • When I read this Psalm, I am filled with joy, for this is a Psalm of praise for God and His steadfastness, his trustworthiness. As I quickly approach a time of transition in my own life, I find myself often feeling emotionally frozen, unable to take steps to achieve my goals, due to fear. This Psalm reminds me that God keeps his promises and His greatness means that He can do anything. I have nothing to fear, for my God has promised me a life of abundance, giving me the desires of my heart, what I long for. Praise be to God!

  • I want and need to undestand God’s word so much!! But I am just not grasping it at all. The questions in the study, I read and re-read everything and still am not understanding. To the point I am in tears of wondering what is wrong with me that I don’t get it? Starting to think these studies are too intensive for me and my lack of intelligence. Going into Day 8 and I’ve not gotten past Day 1 yet. It seems to come so easy for the rest of you. I just can’t seem to see what I need to be looking for in the passages.

    • TJ

      Dear Beth, God will honor your desire to understand His word. I am sorry you are struggling right now. I don’t know the study questions that you are talking about since I am only doing the online portion. Study questions can be hard since the author of those questions is looking for a specific answer. I struggle with them and I have been studying the bible for over 20 years. But remember the purpose is to know God better. So for today maybe just ask one question as you read and pray the Psalm. What do I learn about God? Or even write out a psalm of praise of what God has done for you. Praying for you today as you seek Him.

      • Jenna Battleson

        I downloaded the read the Bible in a year plan with Bibleproject.com. I read 4-5 days a week, so obviously this will take me MUCH longer than a year. What I love is at the beginning of every new book they have several short 5-7 min videos giving an overview of the book you are about to read, what is being accomplished, and how it ties into all of scripture. I did the Lenten study along, which helped greatly with my understanding of Exodus. Skip study questions, quiet your heart, ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you. At one point I had to use a Bible without foot notes so I could just read the scriptures at face value without the distractions. God will honor your dilligence and commitment to reading his word.

        • Stephanie

          Beth – The Passion Bible is also a great way to read the bible. It uses words we would use and it does offer explanations too. God is just happy you are spending time with Him! He will help you – I’m sure of that.

    • Stephanie

      Beth – see my comment below Jenna’s! :)

    • CSpruell

      Dearest Beth, reading scripture can sometimes be daunting. I often struggle with understanding and applying scripture to my life circumstances. I have found that when participating in the “She Reads Truth” study I most often get a better understanding by reading through the comments. So many beautiful words and thoughts are shared by others and I realize I am not alone. Not only does God walk with me but I sometimes find what I am looking for from the other women walking this journey with me.

  • Kenzie Wilcox

    I am a new mama and have been struggling with the baby blues. Participating in this study brings me out of a sad place with a reminder of my role as a mother and the power of prayers to Him. I am not doing this alone!

    • Hailey Powner

      How amazing it is what we overcome just by loving on God ♥️ I completely understand! I became a new mama 17 months ago and had the same feelings. God used that time to draw me in and show me how loved I am, and I can use that to love on my babies!

    • Carley Solomon

      Thank you for your courage!!! Yes, we are not alone, amen!

    • Hanna Hernandez

      You’re absolutely not alone! I’m also a new mama and had a touch of baby blues but that was also a season of spiritual growth and I’m now closer to God than ever before. It’s times like these that his hand is outstretched the farthest for us to grab. Congratulations on your bundle of joy! Motherhood is a beautiful and spiritual experience! Lots of love to you and baby!

  • Brittany Ordis

    What a great reminder! Let us love God more than our worldly worries. The struggles of this world often take our focus from worshipping the one who can heal all of our pain.

  • AnnaGrace Strange

    Beautiful. I am excited to be immersed in the Truth of the Psalms!

  • Ana Lisa Johnson

    Drawn to worship our great King after reading this Psalm. I want more of my prayers to be focused on praise of my amazing God, rather than simply requests…

  • Shayna MacLeanStubblefield

    Thank you for this reminder

  • Michelle Martinez

    This is a great reminder of where I need to go when I myself can’t think of the words to pray, especially on the days I feel defeated!

  • Stephanie Krier

    As I enter this week, a little scared but hopeful for my craniotomy on Friday, I am drawn to start this study to keep my heart prayerful instead of worried!

  • Bea Mathews

    I loved this…ask instead of worry. I needed this. He has done amazing work in life but I pray that he works and ignites my husbands heart.

  • Kate Lesinski

    Truly needed to be reminded of this. I am in an on going battle with Lupus which leaves me with constant pain & I have been so anxious lately due to health issues. This morning these passages just hit my heart & made me realize that God has a plan & I don’t need to worry he has me where I need to be!

    • Tammy

      Kate thanks for sharing! I resonate with what you shared as I suffer daily with chronic pain all over my body, in my joints, constant headaches… the lost goes on. All from Lyme disease and a few other tick infections. Getting through each day in not easy but only by Gods strength, love, word and power have I been able to endure each day of this long season! Appreciate this Psalm today as well and the comfort it brings!

      • Ina

        You two are strong women of faith!! Very inspiring to read. May God bless and heal you!

  • Dalila Arrieta

    I needed this today, thank you!! Love this community. ❤️

  • Rachael Parrish

    I have seen God in so many things this week! Through struggles with others, relationships with others and just day to day things! This devotional helped me a lot today. Be confident strive to know the lord and hear him each and every day

  • Rachel UtleyLynch

    Praying for increases intimacy and closeness with the Lord

  • Cailey Sanders

    I love how Jesus’s hands are always open to me to fall into. It is crazy to think that the God of the universe loves me!
    Sometimes I will get so busy with life, that I lack personal time with Jesus. I’ll never fail to read a verse before going to bed, but I lack intimate time with him. Its also amazing to see the difference I feel when I constantly read his word in depth and create a space for Him. I feel peaceful, less angry, slower to speak, etc. I loved these verses because it reminds me to be in fervent prayer

  • Leslie Bizzell

    I am amazed at all the wonderful women from all over being united in this study of the Psalms. It is so great to know we are never alone and that God does hear the cries of His people.
    I want to please ask for prayer for my family, we love each other and the Lord but have been through several difficult years and we all truly need a rest. Too much to go into details but I know God will direct others how to pray.

  • Lucretia Riddick

    I love it.

  • Rachel Johnson

    I needed this today. His greatness is unsearchable!

  • Katelyn Olivier

    Verses 5-7 are about praising the Lord for what he has done, and this is a good reminder for me. Too often I find myself wondering how my husband and I are going to afford certain things if our career choices are going to work out and worry about how long it will take us to get where we want to be in life. These verses remind me that the God who has done so many wonderful things for me, and opened up doors that seemed impossible to open, will not let me down. How can I worry about such things when I look back and see what he has done for me? Thank you, my God and my King, for everything you have done for me and will do for me. I know that your hand is upon my little family and that you are worthy of our trust.

  • Chynna Wair

    “…you give them food in due season”. That is something we all need to hear. In due season He will give us our blessings…according to His plan for us!

  • I am restarting SRT program after being gone for a few years – so I am learning my way around again. I didn’t get a chance to order the book so I’d like to get digital copy ( will it be different than what I can already see online?) I have a mac computer as well as iPad. On my computer I see the link that says digital book. When I click on it nothing happens (and i’ve waited a long time. It isn’t asking me for payment for the digital copy either.) Then I can’t find anything about digital books when I go to the SRT site on my iPad. Can someone please help me? Thanks! (Please email me if you can.) My email is [email protected]

    • She Reads Truth

      Hi Michele, we just sent you an e-mail! We’re so glad that you’re reading along with us. -Margot, The SRT Team

  • Abbey Byrd

    How funny that I can read scripture daily but forget to make time for prayer. My soul is craving that time and relationship with the Lord. The last week I’ve felt this growing weariness, aimlessness and an “off” feeling like something important was missing. I felt heart sick, and when I paused I knew immediately it was because my soul was longing for fellowship with my Father and shepherd. I’m so excited to be doing this study!
    “One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.”
    I think this is a perfect verse to add to my mission statement for motherhood! ❤️

    • Lillian Tamm

      So much have been feeling the same way this week.!

    • Lillian Tamm

      So much have been feeling the same way this week and reading this was so very refreshing! Definitely needed to hear this.

    • Cailey Sanders

      I definitely can relate!

    • Crystal Ledbetter

      I have felt the same way! It’s so nice to know that I’m not the only one feeling this way and that the Lord will always take us back in His arms when we take the time to spend with him

  • Jill LeGrand

    He is gracious, compassionate

  • Annesta Lunde

    I love that as I go through the worksheet, I read the passage many times, each time finding more nourishment for my soul.

  • ProneTo Wander

    I was rereading this and praying along with it and I started telling God about my upcoming goal and feeling a bit guilty for even asking in case it’s not in his plans. Then the next line I read was “he will satisfy every desire” and that was exciting because I knew he had heard my prayer and even if it doesn’t work out like I exactly prayed, I prayed also that his will be done because I know his plans are greater than mine (which can be a scary prayer) So I’m comforted because I know it will work out and I’m confident it will be good and I will be satisfied no matter what the answer is.

  • Elizabeth Gentry

    I am so excited about this study! Prayer is something that I struggle with daily.

  • Karenca Williamson

    What a wonderful way to spend my morning, in Psalms. Awesome study.

  • Kaitlyn McCoy

    Thank you for putting this study together – looking forward to it!

  • V.198: “The Lord is near all who call out to him”

    Thankful for this community of SRT sisters, I don’t think I can do this alone.

  • Natasha Hunt

    I loved the reminder that He catches those who are falling and He lifts up those who are bowed down.

  • Hannah Scudder

    Thankful for this study! Loved how verse 3 states, “his greatness is unsearchable.” He is so big yet still loves us!

  • Finally starting today, hopefully I complete this. We all need God and I need to learn how to speak to him effectively!

  • Linda Wilkins

    I’m so happy to be part of this group. Finally figured out how to use the app – just a bit embarrassed that it took me 2 days to realize I can swipe to see the conversation.

  • Invidia Mortis

    I’ve read scripture before but never with a guide or with actual application. I really enjoyed this Psalm and God placed a few people on my heart to pray for and encourage.

  • Jasmine R

    Lately I’ve truly been learning what it looks like to submit everything to God in prayer and allow Him to work in and through the people and situations around us. And the feeling I get when I see things change and know it wasn’t anyone but God and that my prayers had been answered, like it’s just such an awesome feeling. It reaffirms for me that what I’m doing works, and it always did, I just had to make up in my mind that I was gonna actually try Him. ”Taste and see that the Lord is good!”

  • I’m looking forward to this study as I often feel like I’m stumbling through prayer.

  • Wesley Keenan

    I am looking forward to this study as I too struggle with exactly how to pray … I ordered my study guide late so awaiting its arrival ❤️

    • Debi

      I am on the auto ship and do not have mine either? Wonder if something happened? Does anyone have the book for Psalms yet?

      • Court

        Hi Debi! I received mine a couple of weeks ago. If I were you, I would contact SRT customer service and let them know you’ve had an issues. Hope you get it soon!

      • She Reads Truth

        Hi Debi, we’re sorry about that! Please e-mail us at [email protected] and we’d be happy to check on your order. Thanks for your patience! -Margot, The SRT Team

  • Latrilla

    Day 1 really really had me focus on the greatness of God and reflect on his goodness in my life. The worksheet helped me go deeper, think clearly, reflect on who God is in my life. I’m having a rough day at work yet this psalm provided me with peace as I focus more on him and not so much on the situation. He has me and my client in his hands!!!

  • I’ m looking forward to this study. I too, often feel like I’m stumbling over my words when I pray.

  • Monica Davis

    Looking forward to this bible study in psalms!

  • Jacinda Daddow

    Hello! Glad to see some more Australian representation ❤️

  • Carolina

    My husband gifted each of us with the his and her version of this study. Can’t wait to delve into the next 15 days. May God richly bless us all as we turn our hearts toward Him!!!!!

  • Sheila Partee

    Verses 5 & 8 truly speaks to me. This is my first Bible Study. I am looking forward in the coming days to mediate and get closer to Our Lord. I am going thru a very difficult time in my life right now with my Husband. I am turning to The Lord for guidance. I will continue to pray for him and hope he receives the prayers that I have been praying for him, BUT right now, I AM STEADFAST PRAYING FOR MYSELF TOO and I am on the right track to get CLOSER to OUR Lord. Amen

    • She Reads Truth

      We’re so glad that you’re reading along with us Sheila. We’re praying for you and your husband during this time. -Margot, The SRT Team

    • Gabriela Rubin de Celis

      Praying for you and your Husband Sheila.

  • Leeann Pundt

    Love the verse “The Lord is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works”

  • Happy to have stumbled across this reading plan. It seems to be just what I need to learn about the Lord in this season of my life.

    Blessings,
    Maddie Bailey

  • What did you struggle with today? God is greater than those things.

  • Ulianna Pavlova

    I am in awe at how many people are doing this plan! How inspiring and uplifting to see women of faith working through one incredible book of the Bible. Blessings to you all!

  • So happy after day 1. This book is so beautiful and creates a sacred space. I am also thrilled to be finally participating in the SRT community.

  • Kami Mauldin

    Ooo…i completely agree about the psalms or scripture in general providing a vocabulary for us. I’m excited about this study!!!

  • Amy FeatherstoneRay

    I am thankful for this study of the Psalms and grateful for Amanda’s always insightful teaching. I have missed her insight during the last study.

  • Michelle LaVoi

    This is my first study with She Reads Truth. Super excited.

    • truthseeker

      Welcome ! You will gain great insight at She Reads Truth. The devotions are excellent but I encourage you to read the comments from the “She’s” who are the community. They are women with such insight and intelligence and courage always ready to help answer others questions and share prayer needs and follow up by praying. This is a safe and comforting place to be. I am glad you have joined us.

    • She Reads Truth

      We’re so glad that you’re joining us Michelle! -Margot, The SRT Team

  • Katie Schmoker

    I am so excited to start this study! The Lord is rich in love, and I am so thankful for this community. Lord, I pray that through this study, you help us all grow closer in our relationships with you and teach us how to be lights for Christ!

  • I am so excited to be reading along with this amazing community. For a long time I have strayed from my relationship with God. I thought believing and praying every once in a while was enough. But lately I have had this emptiness that I couldn’t fill or put my finger on. God must have been faithfully working hard behind the scenes to draw me to Him because I have had this sudden desire to grow a relationship with Him again. I went online in search of a Bible and came across SRT. I purchased the Bible because I felt that was the first step in getting to know Him better but then I was lost. Where do you begin? That was when I discovered that SRT isn’t just a Bible, it’s a community. And I couldn’t wait to become a part of that. This is my first study and I’m a little scared I won’t understand what the Bible is teaching or that I won’t answer the “questions” correctly or that I won’t know how to receive what God is trying to give me. I just pray that He will provide all the answers and I ask that you pray for me as well. I’m so excited to be part of your community!

    • Michelle

      Tawny this is awesome! God is with you on this journey. Praying for you that His strength and wisdom will be felt in your life! This is my first SRT study too.

      • truthseeker

        Welcome to you both ! I just made a comment to Michelle then scrolled down to your comment Tawny. I would like to assure you both that there is no reason to be scared or worry about incorrect answers. This is a safe place to ask questions (which will be answered in loving gentle manner) and to learn how to study your (brand new !) Bible in a way which is understandable and applicable to our every day lives. This site will change your life and your spiritual walk with the Lord. I have put your names on my prayer list and will be lifting you up daily to the Lord that He may open your minds and hearts to hear His Word and to gain understanding. Blessings on you both

      • Tawny

        Thank you, Michelle!

    • She Reads Truth

      Hi Tawny, we’re so grateful that you’re a part of our community and reading along with us! -Margot, The SRT Team

  • Kimber Hatton

    I’m so humbled. David has words so eloquently put. He says eve I’m thinking and then some. How amazing! Sometimes….most times I’m dont articulate well starting out. Helps when I put my prayers on paper. I should do that more. The holly spirt gets me through and helps me share my heart but kudos to David for reading my mind lol. I love his heart.

  • Erica Askren

    To be honest, I’m not sure when was the last time that I really prayed in a way that was meditative and thoughtful. I think that too often my prayers are on the fly: “Lord, help me with this,” or “God, help me with that.” I’m in a season of life now where my soul is thirsty and yearning for completeness. I’ve been looking to pretty much everything but God to fill my soul-holes. I’m looking forward to a season of renewal and healing. I’m looking forward to what God has in store for each of us here.

    • Kimber Hatton

      It’s such a release. I need to make more time to do so as well. I love to find an environment to worship and dwell. I feel great afterwards so it should be a easy choice to pray buuutttt I get too preoccupied unfortunately. Im looking forward to a commitment to prayer time this season. Loud music, crying out to Jesus and ugly crying is such a refreshing. Side note : My car is prolly my favorite place considering I have this real fear of getting a noise complaint from my neighbors lol.

    • Jennifer Parker

      I have to agree, I’ve been in a similar season. But I remember God’s goodness and I’m turning back to him and pressing in. I pray this study is a springboard to a more consistent and fruitful prayer life for us!

    • Savannah Kelley

      Erica I am going through a similar season – lots of distractions and yearning. I’m hoping by getting back in the Word and actually TALKING to God will bring back fulfillment

  • This Psalm just prompted a deep and fulfilling prayer time. I am amazed at how powerful praying through Scripture is. I am praying for everyone following this plan.

  • I will praise you everyday.

  • Christina Gogas

    so needed this right now! ❤️

  • Dawn Konicki

    I am so excited to go through this with you all. I really need to up my prayer game. In this stage of my life and situations with my daughters health prayer is all I have right now!

  • Micah Wright

    I’m so excited to rejuvenate my prayer life by studying the Psalms with you wonderful ladies! God is good. Today’s psalm was much-needed for me. I too easily get hyper-focused on my needs & the needs of others in my prayers. I need to remember to praise the Lord daily for His goodness, mercy, patience, & grace.

  • I love this reading plan already because prayer is an area that I really want to work on! I’m so excited to see God move in these 21 days!

  • Davina Spencer

    Good evening coming from Dallas, TX!

  • Beth Bruner

    I am so glad I found this reading plan today! I was just thinking at work that I need to pray more, after telling a friend at work I would pray for them about something, I realized I don’t always do that when I say that. I want to get a book to write my pray requests down and each night go through it all. Thanks and all. Can’t wait to continue this plan

    • Kimber Hatton

      That’s a great idea to think back on the days prayer request and write them down !

    • Bunny Perry

      I bought a notebook and made sections (sick, special requests, for the deceased and their families, answered prayer and praise) for all the people I pray for. While I do not say everyone’s name every night, I do try to pray daily for them all. It is usually my rosary that I say for everyone. I have special prayers, pictures and bible quotes in it.

    • Brett Elizabeth Spore

      I had the same problem so I started using the one thing that is almost always with me. My phone. I set reminders to pray for specific people at certain times on certain days and I keep a prayer list in my phone. I’m not perfect and I still forget but it helps a ton! Also I have started trying to actually pray for the person I say I’m going to pray for right then and there. With them if they allow it or right after we leave each other. Then I add them to my phone list. May not be the ticket for you but it seems to be what works for me.

  • Davina Spencer

    Glad to join this amazing study!

  • Sarah D.

    Update on my biology test…did very badly on it. I just feel so disappointed. College is so much more different than high school, where I used to always get good grades. But now, I feel like I hardly know anything. Just feel like a failure sometimes. I studied a lot for the test, and yet I do horribly on it. I hear other people who studied the day before talk about it, and they did better than I did!! I’ve honestly put in the study time and yet I still fail the test. At least the biology test before this I did well, but I’m just so disappointed in myself and in my grade. Trying to learn how to deal with bad grades, how to learn from them and try to do better. But this is the third test, and it is worse than the last two test grades that I got. Really disappointed. Going to see my professor again and ask him about it. Prayers appreciated for strength and perseverance <3

    • April

      College is difficult at best and you can not compare it to high school. You tried your best and that is all you can do. Remember you are not the grade you receive. You are daughter to the King. He loves you no matter what. Keep positive and keep striving to do the best you can do. Will pray for you to stay motivated and to remember God loves you no matter what. He has seen you to this level of your education and He will continue to walk with you during this phase of your life. Hold your head up high my dear sister and He will give you strength to continue in your studies. Very few students make perfect grades especially in college. Praying for you. You are going to succeed. Keep the faith.

    • truthseeker

      As April has said college is different from high school. You are in your first year and I know that you have some medical issues. Giving yourself encouragement for the classes that you have done well in is beneficial and then consider that classes that you are struggling in (chemistry and biology ) are very difficult classes and perhaps you need a tutor or help of similar nature (friend? fellow classmate?) to gain understanding of the subjects. Please do not be discouraged. I continue to lift you up in prayer.

  • Rachel Elder

    My heart is hopeful with this study. I am so very often negligent in my scripture reading and prayer life. I am the worst with discipline in so many areas of my life. I ache for the Holy Spirit to overwhelm me during this study. thankful for each of your transparency.

  • Elizabeth

    Thankful for this study! I bought my SRT bible several weeks ago and I love it!! Excited about Psalms study

  • Meg YDeen

    Well that must be a bug – that comment below was supposed to be a response to another post. Sorry!

  • good morning from Mongolia! leaning into this study. God has been abundantly gracious in giving me new words of prayer and a heart to be in prayer…to be with him. but there’s more. and I’m diving in with you to experience more, especially more of Him. I pray for you though I rarely post. grateful for this study. a group of friends in Ulaanbaatar are reading and learning and praying with you…

    • truthseeker

      Wow! That is so amazing to hear from you in Mongolia and friends in Ulaanbaatar are part of this community of She’s – I do so love to hear where all the She’s are located and how we all benefit from SRT and the community of women. Thank you and friends in Ulaanbaatar for your prayers and your post to let us know about you so that we can pray for you also !

    • Elisabeth

      How many Melanie’s are there in UB? Greetings from me and Bert. We are reading this too!

  • Lisa Olson

    Hey everybody,
    Looking forward to studying and learning with you. NE Ohio is finally starting to look and feel like spring. A great reason to rejoice!

  • Michelle Zam

    Looking forward to this study!!!

  • Brittany Holmes

    I love how we start off at the right focus: a mighty God. He is the subject of our prayers. At times, I often become so wrapped up in my pleading or in the outcome I desire, that I forget the purpose of my praying is to make me more like Christ and not to get everything I want when I want it. From verse 1, David calls to Elohim, the Mighty One. David lifts him up and lowers himself. Is that my attitude when I pray? Do I humble myself before the mighty hand of God?
    Then he switches names to Jehovah (LORD) for the rest of the Psalm. This is more of a relational name of God that means “I AM.” He talks about the LORD’s goodness, mercy, and grace. LORD, even if you never given me another thing, you’ve been better than I’ll ever deserve!
    Verses 15-16 speak to me in my duplication. He’s going to give me what I need “in due season.” He is righteous in all His ways; He can’t ever be unfair.

  • I’m on the road after visiting family. Fortunately I’m in the passenger seat so I can join in the study. My prayer life is quite weak so I look forward to growing in this area through this study of Psalms.

  • Mel – Im so sorry to hear this. I will be praying for him to realize God’s presence allow that to guide him and peace for you. My favorite verses on peace is Philippians 4:5-9.

  • dear ones, would you please pray for me and my marriage? My husband left for a short trip today and I feel sick to my stomach because I don’t feel like I can trust him to be faithful and honorable while he’s away. He’s built a pattern of untrustworthiness (is that a word?) and it’s to the point where I’m fully expecting him to cheat on me. It’s pretty much just a matter of when, unless God intervenes and stirs his heart. So please lift up my husband and ask for God to save him from his lust, and please pray for peace for me and for me to be a woman after God’s heart.

    • Suzi

      Praying for you and your husband, Mel. I’m praying for patterns of honor and trust to replace the pattern of untrustworthiness. You are a loved, treasured daughter of the King, and He is fighting for you.

    • Courntey-Erin

      Mel-
      I will definitely keep you and your husband in prayer. Remember for yourself to go Boldly to the throne of Jesus Christ and ask him to restore whats lost. Praying for peace and comfort for you. And for your husband to remain faithful.

    • She Reads Truth

      Thank you for sharing Mel. We’re praying for you and your husband during this time. We’re so grateful that you’re a part of our community and reading along with us. -Margot, The SRT Team

  • Josefin Tapper

    I love the Psalms! To see Gods person described in all His greatness and beauty! And to be drawn into His presence and into giving Him praise! Beautiful

  • Cat Curl

    Appreciate prayers as it’s been a heavy season. Desperate for the Lord and to praise Him through the darkness and unknowns of this place I’ve been in. He is faithful always and I want to walk faithfully with Him.

    • Beth Starkey

      Praying God gives you His peace as you seek Him in the pages of His Word!!

    • Micah Wright

      The Lord is good, and He will shepherd you though this dark season of your life. I’m so glad to be studying the Psalms with you. You have my prayers. ♥️

  • Cat Curl

    So grateful for the Psalms and look forward to praying through and seeking the Lord in Truth with this community.

  • Just started a new series on Psalms at church this weekend! I love how my studies with SRT have been coinciding with studies I’m doing elsewhere. I feel God’s hand in the way this stuff plays out and I love it! Love to all of you who are seeking Him through this study<3

  • 8 The Lord is sgracious and merciful,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
    9 The Lord is good to all,
    and his mercy is over all that he has made.
    Thank You Lord.

  • Lauren Kilpatrick

    man, I needed this bad. i’m getting out of a season of my life when i just wasn’t feeling like myself- which also meant i’ve been pretty distant from God. i’m so excited to take on this study with you ladies and return to Him!!!

  • Jess Rivera

    I love this! During a rough season in my life it’s so refreshing to know that God will hear my cry and I’m not alone in this battle, the battle is already won!!

  • This is very beautifully said! Amen❤️

  • I have read Psalm 145 time and time again, and there is always something new that the Holy Spirit reminds me of in this passage. Since this title of devo (devotion) is “A Prayer Praising God’s Greatness,” my eyes starting to pick up on “what makes God so great.” As I made my way through verses like 8,9, 13, so on and so forth, verse 19 caught my eye. It says, “He fulfills the desires of those who fear; he hears their cry and saves them.” “He hears their cry and saves them,” the Holy Spirit reminded me that God listens. He listens to what we have to say, and then he reacts. God is active all the time, and its so beautiful to see in this passage because it shows how dimensional God is. He is present and active, and he reacts to when I speak to Him, making it more of a relationship than anything else. Thank you SRT and I am excited where this devotion will take us!

  • Good Morning from NM. I think this Psalm is beautiful and I too love all the ways God’s attributes are listed here. However, even though St. Paul has said to approach God’s throne with boldness, I still approach very humble. I know that He abounds with Grace but still that is no excuse for continued sin and since we are on this side of eternity, sin is still a constant struggle. While this Psalm is wonderful at showing God’s beauty, it does end with: “The Lord preserves all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.” Our Lord’s wrath is not to be trifled with and I guess that is always in the back of my mind. I’m just wondering if anyone else feels this way?
    Thank you for this study and for all the participants!
    Blessings to all!

  • Sarah D.

    Good morning/afternoon from Lynchburg, VA! Love you all, so thankful for this community! Thank you for your prayers on my biology test, I had it this morning. It was definitely a hard one, so hopefully I did okay on it! Always learning that it’s okay not to be perfect at everything and to accept that I need help and am growing/learning. Also learning to still praise the Lord, even when I don’t feel like it (feeling a little sick today). Always learning! Love you all!

  • Good Morning from N. Cal. I’m so grateful for this study and all of you here sharing. I feel like I pray a laundry list of stuff by rote, rather than by really opening my heart fully in true worship. What a great Psalm to start with!

  • Beth Starkey

    It’s been a week since we lost our infant daughter. It’s been QUITE the week. But, praying God’s praises in the storm has taken on a whole new meaning! God provides. He is GOOD. When we trust Him and praise Him, it takes our eyes off our circumstances and puts our focus on the unseen, which is eternal! (2 Cor. 4) This study is SO opportune! My husband is even doing it with me. So thankful and excited to walk through the Psalms over the next three weeks!

    • Cathy

      Oh Beth. I will hug you with my prayers. God is good all the time. He holds you in the palm of his hand. Hold on to this HOPE!

      • Beth Starkey

        Thank you Cathy, Margot, Tina, and Rachel!! Thank you for prayers and encouragement! God IS good and having you pray for us is a blessing!!

    • She Reads Truth

      Hi Beth, we’re praying for you and your husband. So sorry to hear this news. Asking the Lord to bring your family comfort and peace in this difficult time. So grateful for you. -Margot, The SRT Team

    • Tina

      Oh Beth… so so sorry for your family loss. For your heart that is broken… I will remember you and yours in my prayers… rest assured that when the going gets tough you have a sister across the pond and sisters here to raise your hands in praise of One who has each and every one of us in His hands and comforts those of us who mourn..
      Sending love wrapped hugs and prayers…dear Beth…

    • Rachel Elder

      prayers for supernatural peace

    • CJ

      Beth – my heart is broken for you, yet your words and how you speak after such a loss are truly jaw-dropping. Thank you for letting God use you. Can’t wait to meet you and your daughter in heaven some day! Praying for comfort. ❤️

      • Beth Starkey

        CJ – Wow! What an awesome thought! Yes!! We’ll meet in Heaven and until then, ahh… :) we’ll seek God’s Word together, even if we don’t meet on earth! Very cool to be doing this study with fellow sisters like you! Thank you for your encouraging words. God IS good!

    • EarlyBird

      Sending prayers your way. I encourage you and your husband to connect with a GriefShare group at a church in your town.

  • Debbie Bratton

    “I often fumble at the beginning of my prayers, unsure how to address this Being who is so holy and so wholly other.”

    This!! I have the same struggle. I begin my prayers with adoration, but often feel stumped on what to even say. I trust the Holy Spirit intercedes when my prayers are so weak and small minded. I’m really looking forward to learning how to praise God and pray His attributes back to Him. I filled my notebook with all the things today’s reading tells me about God today. Love it!

    I was just listening to Renewing Your Mind with R.C. Sproul this morning. It talked about how our greatest need as Christians is to KNOW GOD. The Psalms teach us to pray because they teach us about the God we are praying to.

  • Meg YDeen

    Hello from LA! We don’t need to talk about the weather here… working my way through medical residency and am often so exhausted and despairing of the things my patients and family are going through all I can do is sit and cry in God’s presence. Open to His own word becoming prayers in this weary heart through this study. He gives everything we need, even the ability to cry out to Him in dark places. Honored to join in this with everyone coming from our unique places in life!

  • Peony Noirr

    I need to work on giving it all to God in prayer and not worry. Still, there is comfort in knowing that the almighty Lord is in charge and I am wrapped in His love, grace, and mercy at all times.

    • Sarah Boor

      Same! I pray, sometimes they feel like great, life-giving prayers, but the fear never totally goes away. I have yet to experience the “peace that passes all understanding.”

  • Rhonda J.

    I started SRT the first of January, to try to be more consistent in reading the word daily and meditating on it! And I love it, and more so, love reading the comments and feeling more connected with others on how the word teaches and transcribes in their lives. On some studies, like Exodus, it really brought to life the words in understanding more by your comments. I have learned to look forward to certain people, such as Churchmouse, Tina, and B, and Kelly! I love that they have opened their lives and feelings to us, and more so, share their wisdom with us!! This is probably the longest I have stayed on track on my journey of reading daily the word! Although I listen to worship music all day, and keep my thoughts focused on the Lord, YOU MUST READ THE WORD to grow more!! Thank you for this wonderful website for us to grow together!

  • “The Lord is close” Too often we think of prayers as being to a distant God but He is right here with each of us this morning and He will be all day!

  • Kara Kramar

    Just heard a sermon on prayer this weekend, and now an amazing study. So thankful that this study is happening! Can’t wait to learn more! Only God!

  • Greetings from Northern California! I’ve been following SRT for three years and it’s blessed my socks off! The comments continuously blow me away and the writings are spot on! Looking forward to studying the Psalms with sisters all over the world! Praising Jesus daily!!

  • Cassie H

    Psalm 145 is one of my favorites! This psalm puts my heart and mind back into perspective and to give God the highest praise in all circumstances because he always satisfies our deepest longings and he always provides for our every need.

    • Tina

      Mine tooooo.
      I have highlighted most of it in different neon colour pens!!!
      I love it..!!!

  • Tiffany Anderson

    Hi sisters!!!! I learned of SRT at this weekend’s Abundance Conference in Colorado Springs. So good hearing Amanda & Rachel. Grateful for this community ✨✨✨

  • Caralee Lilly

    I so badly want intimacy with God but I feel so apathetic towards prayer. I feel like there is such a hard wall that I can’t break through to feel that desire for running after God. Blocked. Hopeful that I will learn, stretch and grow in the area of prayer.

    • She Reads Truth

      Hi Caralee, thank you for sharing. We’re praying for you and are so glad that you’re reading along with us! -Margot, The SRT Team

    • Valeria Stewart

      Hi Caralee! I so feel you on this one. I struggle a lot too. Sometimes what I do is I think about a situation or a time when I needed God desperately and how loving, understanding, graceful and merciful he was to me, kind enough to hear my cry and comfort me, it only makes me want to start my prayers with him by praising him, then it makes it so much easier to share with him what he already knows is on be mind, try it and I will be praying for you sis!

    • Brett Elizabeth Spore

      Caralee I’m adding you to my prayer list for this week. I have been there. Thankfully even when we aren’t running after God, He’s still pursuing us. I’m glad you’re here in this community. Keep walking. One day you’ll run. :)

  • Annette Enkhorn

    God is so faithful! He has been trying to answer my prayer of needed consistency in my prayer life and this is it! Thank you for being used by Him to help us all. <3
    Annette Enkhorn – Norco, California

  • Good morning. Today I was reminded that the LORD is always near. I love the psalmist’s focus on God’s attributes, and his eye to see God all around him. I am far too consumed with myself at times that I often fail to see God in the everyday. Spending time today to see God in the mundane, and praise Him for His presence.

  • Hello from Atlanta, GA! Looking forward to this study as I often struggle with prayer. I pray all the time but I’m not sure I’m doing it right, I always feel like I’m falling short.

  • Ruth Lorentz

    Good morning from Southern California. Looking forward to this study. I’m also doing my first whole bible through one year on the SRT app.

  • Rene' Bancroft

    After a long weekend of dealing with a significant health scare with my mother in law, and family drama with my sister, this morning was so great to be reminded of the power of prayer! The Lord draws people to Him and we draw close to Him when we give Him praise! The more time we spend with Him, the better we are at clearly hearing His voice!

  • Good morning from Southeastern Oklahoma!! We are going to be doing Beth Moore’s new study “The Quest” at the Pregnancy Center in May. This study will be a perfect companion study. Love seeing where everyone is from!

  • Kelly Davis

    Just completed Day 1 and feeling like this is going to be an eye opening experience. I have always struggled with praying (words and making the time), and so far this study looks very promising! Happy to be a part of it!

  • Susan Howard

    Greetings from Minnesota! Still a bit of snow on the ground here – spring is late this year! Looking forward to praying God’s Word back to Him. Love the Psalms!

  • Good morning from Nashville! I’m excited to do this study. My prayer life has changed a lot in the last year and I’m interested in going deeper.

  • Mollie Dee

    Hi everyone from Minnesota! I’m looking forward to this study with y’all!

  • Joyce Coker

    Hello from Cambridge, UK. I just attended the Hillsong Colour Conference in a London where we were gifted the passion translation of the Psalms and I’m really looking to getting into this study of the Psalms. It all seems so timely for me.

    • Tina

      Hello Joyce Coker…x

    • Beckie Dotson

      My mum and two sisters went, I was due to but due to circumstances was unable to. They got me a copy of the book and it looks great. Looking forward to reading the Psalms. I hope you had a blessed time there. Xxx

  • Tina Christensen

    I love the Psalms! There have been many times over the years of my life that the Psalms have breathed new life into my prayer life. I love the attitude of worship and reverence; the pouring out of praises. I am very much so looking forward to doing this study along side you ladies!

  • Hello from Atlanta! So awesome to see so many women from all parts of the world. Been really looking forward to this study. I’ve been doing SRT for about a year but have not really commented or taken advantage of the community it offers. As a self proclaimed introvert, I tend to lean towards doing things on my own. Would like to try more of a sense of community this study.
    We had a women’s time of prayer and praise at my church Friday night and it made me want to refocus and grow my prayer life. Thank you SRT.

  • Patricia Galvan

    I so much struggle praying, don’t know what to say or how to say it, I so need this study! Sometimes I feel lost! I pray that I may continue with this study plan to the end!

  • Naomi LaBoo

    I’m loving this study so far

  • Rachel Robertson

    Very blessed by this study. Looking forward to the next 3 weeks.

  • Rachel Lynn

    Good morning from Ontario! As I have traveled through rough health and healing months God has been transforming my prayer life… meaning that there is actually one I’m intentional about. I cannot wait to dig in!

  • Carol Statella

    Scaffolding on which to build song and prayer – I love that. This study comes at a perfect time. Hello from Atlanta. So glad to see everyone here.

  • Kayla Harrah

    Good morning from San Diego! I am feeling a need to build a stronger relationship with God and this felt like the right place to start!

  • Natasha Pavez

    Hi everyone, from NSW, Australia! Looking forward to this study – I’d love to make intentional prayer so integral to my life. Definitely need practice there!

  • I was blessed to pray Psalm 145 this morning. It renewed my soul and I can’t wait to dig deeper into the Psalms and God’s word.

    YOU are faithful in all Your words and kind in all Your works. (145: 13)

  • My heart needed to praise God this morning. Thank you Lord!

  • Sarah Korpak

    Good morning from CT. Just finished Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist and looking forward to this study with you all

  • BLESSED

  • Bunny Perry

    Good morning from Central Florida. Looking forward to learning with everyone. I have been through two very tough months and need to remember to praise our Lord!!

  • Janette Tweedel

    Good morning. Southeast Texas girl over here. I am looking forward to this study! I am desiring to get deeper in my relationship with God, I believe with my heart this study will help.

  • Janette Tweedel

    Good morning. Southeast Texas over beew

  • Jacinda Daddow

    Good evening from South Australia, Australia. I cannot tell you how excited I am to dive deeper in my prayer life with my Heavenly Father. I have always struggled with my Prayer Life so I can’t wait to be devoted in Prayer everyday with all of you. Have a beautiful day wherever you are! x

  • One of the things I struggle the most with is feeling like I should have specific words that I should pray. And I know that’s not right. Prayer is a beautiful conversation between you and the Lord. Looking forward to this study. Have enjoyed so many of the others. Thank you for your faithfulness to our great God!

  • Maggie Nowell

    Wow, it has been a long time since Jeremiah 33:3 was brought to mind for me. But as I have called to him more and more recently, I know this is true! He’s showing me great and incomprehensible things I do not know! Thank you for this reminder of how God is ALWAYS true to his promises ❤️

  • Gina Glennon

    Good morning from New Jersey! Loving this study already! What a glorious Psalm to begin with. Joy! Joy!

  • Pam White

    I’m so excited for this study! I feel like it’s time to take the training wheels off of my prayer life and learn how to go deeper.

  • Jadelyn Bates

    Good Mornin’ West Texas girl over here, this is my second time downloading the app! The first time my hear was not opened to what the Lord almighty was trying to tell me, I have recently got through a marriage conference though our new church and I feel that God Him self was working with in me and my husband to be better! The one most important thing I took away from our Better Together conference was the we have to pray not only for each other but with each other! I’m so glad my husband is spiritually open with me. I needed him to be the lead in this and he is learning so I am going to ask for you all to pray for him so that he may learn to leads and love his family the way God leads and loves the church!

  • Elizabeth Barksdale

    Looking forward to starting this study from near Philadelphia with you ladies. God bless you all!

  • Stephanie K.

    Good morning from Houston! I am so thankful for this community and the focus of prayer for the next three weeks. This mornings reading was such a great way to start the day, praising my God…now praying that my mouth will declare these praises for the rest of the day!

  • Faith Sims

    Good morning from Georgia! I’ve been studying with SRT for a very long time. I rarely comment, but I so enjoy reading and learning from all of you who do. Looking forward to the study and love the study book! ❤️

  • Ali Smythe

    Good morning! Great worship music for this series- Shane & Shane Psalms Volume 1 & 2. Beautiful music put to the prayers of the Psalms.

  • Liz Tardo

    Good morning from New Orleans! I’m excited to begin this study and my first comment as well. Looking forward to getting to know the SRT community!

  • Ali Smythe

    Good morningB Great worship music to

  • Cindy Hodges

    Just joined yesterday from Colorado Springs! Looking forward to reading though Psalms with you and becoming more comfortable with prayer.

  • “My mouth will declare the Lord’s praise.” Amen! So excited to for this study and today’s first Psalm was an amazing start! Have a blessed Monday.

  • Jessica Bryan

    Good morning from Hattiesburg, MS. The Lord is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made. Amen and amen!!

  • I really needed this today. Lately, I’ve been feeling as though God is teasing me. Each time I feel happy or excited about something, it gets taken away from me. But I know “teasing” is not in God’s character so I’m going to continue praying each night for everything to work out in His timing.

    • Bunny

      I think we all feel this way! I was talking to a friend and said that since I have been saying my rosary daily, it seems the devil is really pushing back! Bad things keep happening! I keep praying and will add your name to my list!

      • Tamar

        Thank you Bunny! I will pray for you as well! I love this community!

  • Good evening from Queensland, Australia. My prayer practice needs practice and I am looking forward to this series! God is unchanging, and it’s such a grounding thought, as Amanda said, that He is the same God today that David wrote to then. Always and forever! That’s what stuck out to me today.

    • Laura

      Yes, me too! So often I feel detached from the events I read about in the Bible because life was so different then that it feels unrelatable on the surface. But our God is unchanging and unaffected by time! He is the beginning and the end; constant and eternal. Thank you, God!

    • Danielle

      Hi RH, Brisbanite here :)

  • Mckenzie Chen

    Good morning from NYC. Such a gift to be able to freely speak to the Lord and know He him in our hearts! There is such power in praying scripture. Looking forward to this study.

  • Good morning from Denver, CO! I’m excited to go on this prayer journey, as KR said, with all of you too! Amanda said what I’ve been thinking for a really long time. “What do we say? How do we find the words to pray?” Over the last few years things in life have gotten hard and for some reason I’ve lost the words to pray and I don’t know where to start…. this seems like a good place!

    • Cathy

      HI Kim, I’m in Denver too! This is a great place to start! Praying that your journey with Psalms will be fruitful. May God richly bless you.

    • April Whitener

      Good morning from Carson City NV! Amen Kim…I too have had an increasingly hard time with my prayers. I’m great at reading and studying God’s Word and shooting up prayers for others but those intimate times where God speaks deeply in my heart where I’m quiet just seeking and worshiping Him…spending time together with my best friend has decreased. I’m grateful to be in this journey thru the Psalms with all of you and see where this disconnect is inside of me. God Bless!

  • Alicia Hosan

    I have never been one to comment on any of the studies I have gone through with SRT, but the Lord has been opening my eyes to the importance of community (whether that’s right where I am physically or through community like this). I just finished the previous study, slightly behind, but would scroll through all of the comments and was so encouraged by what everyone learned and how you encourage one another through prayer. So while doing this is out of my comfort zone, I’m excited to jump more into this community with you all.
    Today I went through this Psalm and circled all of the things it says about God’s character, and while they aren’t new truths to me, they are all things I’ve been needing to remind myself of in this season of life, and let’s be honest, every season of life. Im thankful He is faithful and kind, that He upholds me and raises me up, that He is righteous and near to those who call to Him and hears me, that He is gracious and merciful and ABOUNDING in steadfast love for us. He is Good.

    • Maya Basquin

      Thanks for stepping out of your comfort zone and sharing! ❤️

    • Jessica

      Good morning! What a beautiful psalm to start my day off.

    • Laura

      I love this idea and I am going to go back and circle also! Thank you for stepping out of your comfort zone and contributing.

    • Pam White

      Alicia- God has recently called me out of isolation and he is continuously directing me to seek community which is completely out of my comfort zone! Friend, it’s all good! I have to keep reminding myself that Satan likes to keep us away from community because it’s easier to get us to believe his lies that way. Be encouraged that your walk will be stronger when you are in community with other believers.

      • PamC

        Alicia & Pam I’m right here with you in agreement. I’ve followed SRT for a few years & have rarely commented. I know I tend towards isolation but the Lord is calling me out so I can’t sit alone. Thank you for your courage. It inspires me.

    • Sarah Korpak

      Thank you for sharing. I went back and reread the psalm through your suggestion and appreciated it more

  • Good morning, ladies. Coming to you from Austin, TX. Can’t wait to go on this prayer journey with you. Have a blessed day!

    • Kari Shoultz

      Goodmorning I am also coming from Austin TX! How exciting , have a blessed day yourself!

    • Kate Bulla

      Morning fellow ATX ladies! Happy to see y’all here and looking forward to diving deeper into my prayer life with everyone!

  • Kelly Chataine

    So excited and thankful for this study. Prayer. I pray, ask, seek, and knock. I praise His name and thank Him for my many blessings. Prayer needs to be an attitude and not a duty. Praying to God should be similar to that of breathing. Constant.

  • Christie

    I love my God! He is beyond words! I try daily to find that one word that describes how amazing he is. There is non worthy. I pray daily for him to make me like him! I want a heart like his! I am so amazed that as much as I fail him he loves me more every time. Never turns on me always forgiven. I am so not worthy of his love! I smile and just shake my. If the world would just pray for hearts like his.

  • Good morning from Toronto. Praising Jesus for all his mighty deed. I am healed by his wounds. All my sorrows are nothing but lies from the enemy and I can rejoice all the days of my life. Sending faith to those who are in need. We are called for greatness in HIM we can soar on wings like of eagle! Be blessed you all saints!

  • I read most of Tim Keller’s book on Prayer, and he talked a lot about the why of prayer before he talked about the how. I highly recommend the book! Once he did start talking about the How of prayer, he used the psalms and the Lord’s Prayer as models. But more than models, we are meant to chew on them first, meditate and dwell upon them. Then, he said, we “riff” or use the Psalms as jumping off points for our own prayers. Check out his book for more of the why and how to!

    • Melinda

      I also have this book and I’m now inspired to finish reading it! You can’t go wrong with Tim Keller’s books as tools for assistance in understanding the Word!

  • I am sitting here knowing that I’ve got to get up and get ready for school, but my heart and soul wants to continue to bask in who God is. Just last night I was reading about contentment and that the only way to find it is to rest in who God is, not just in what He can and will do for me. This psalm speaks exactly to what I need RIGHT. THIS. MOMENT. The awesomeness of God has overwhelmed my heart this morning. I pray that I can carry this with me throughout this day.
    Just like everyone else I am so looking forward to walking through this journey with all of you.
    Be blessed!

    • CJ

      Kathy – your faith is inspiring. Blessings and hugs to you today! ☀️

    • Brandi

      Yes! Just praying the same thing. Want to walk in this today!

    • Lindsey

      Hi Kathy, would you mind sharing what you are reading on contentment? I would love to dive deeper into the subject – it’s a struggle. I love the thought you shared – to rest in who God is.

      • Kathy

        Lindsey, it’s a book by Tim Kellor called “Making Sense of God”. The contentment part last night was just part of the book. It’s very thought provoking.

    • Tina

      What a welcome Sisters… I have been reading along.. just not commented as life has moved a notch upward and in a fast moving way…
      God’s word and this wonderful site are my life line… YOU dear sisters are my life line…
      I love you all .truly I do… thank you for your love and prayers…always…xxxx

  • Alisha McWhorter

    With the great and wonderful gift God have us comes a great and wonderful response. Because we have been FREED from the darkness and instead we are instructed to move toward the light. Through prayer, devoted, committed and heartfelt prayer, we can connect with God. Turn our fears over to him and share express our gratitude for his AWESOMENESS! I too struggle for words but I trust that through study I will did the right ones and when I don’t, God will read what’s on my mind and heart.

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  • Churchmouse

    SRT, this study guide is simply wonderful. The space and direction for study of the individual Psalm and converting that to personal prayer is just what I need. (How did you know?) I’m heading into a retreat this coming weekend where my desire is to gaze long into the face of my Father and to merely glance at my needs. Surely this study guide will accompany me there and aid me in that goal. Thank you. Looking forward to being still and knowing more intimately that He. Is. God.

  • Good morning from England… the sun is not quite out, yet… Gods Glory, as I opened the curtains and window, were as evident as the nose on my face… the love in my heart for the new day God has given me to worship and praise Him…
    I am in awe…
    I will proclaim your greatness, my God and king;

    I am in praise mode…
    Every day i will thank you;

    I am alive…
    One of my ‘things’ is to worship and worship of God…
    The Lord is great and is highly to be praised;
    His greatness is beyond understanding.

    For all the stuff I have had to endure, abandonment as a child, to loss of child, to rejection, to feelings of unworthiness and unlovable…the lies I have believed… I have experienced all these and more, for ALL i have done and absolutely fall short of Gods glorious standard…He STILL….

    But God…

    He never gave up on me, He held on to me when i didn’t even know I was being held, in the gentleness on His love and grace and mercy… I will thank you Lord God forever.

    He is faithful to His promises.. and He is merciful in His acts.

    I still see the beauty, the Grace, the Love of God in what I have around me… in people I have around me.. I am hope filled…
    I will tell about your goodness and sing of your kindness.
    He is near…

    He supplies…

    He hears…

    He protects…

    I will forever praise Him…
    I will forever praise Him…
    I will forever praise Him…

    Sending truckloads of blessings, love and hugs to all…xxxx
    Looking forward to walking through the Psalms with you…x

    • Churchmouse

      I’ve missed you. Tina. So wonderful to praise our Lord with you this day – I join my voice to yours – great is the Lord and greatly to be praised. He has done such marvelous things. He gave me breath and He takes my breath away. I’m looking out my window even as you are looking out yours – miles apart yet united by fellowship in Christ. It’s good, so good, to meet with you here. Praying for you and your family, friend from across the pond.

    • Carol

      Amen!

    • CJ

      Tina! We have missed you. My heart lept when I saw your name. Glad you are here. Love wrapped hugs to you! ❤️

    • ~ B ~

      “He is near, He supplies, He hears, He protects…” This!!!! So so good to see you, Tina. Many hugs and prayers to you friend!

    • Bessie

      Thank you, Tina, for your precious words to start this new day and week. Not only does God love you, but we do, too. You touch our hearts with your wisdom and love. You are a wonderful child of God and deeply loved around the world.

    • Pat Plopper

      Amen! Tina, I have missed reading your comments, you speak right to my heart. I feel God uses you to share his message. So very good to see you back this morning ❤️

    • Brandi

      ❤️ Missed you so! Thank you for this! so good to praise our Father together this morning!

    • Stacey VanLaan

      Good to see you back, Tina! I have missed you and thought of you often- praying that you were well. Your comments and stories bring SRT to life in a whole new way. Know that you are appreciated.

      • Jo

        I must agree with all of the other sisters, you have been greatly missed!!! God speaks through you and you bless our souls!! Welcome back!!

    • Faith Sims

      So glad to “see” you this morning, Tina!

    • Pam

      Amen! And I missed you too! So glad and blessed to see you!

    • Sheryl

      Amen Tina!!

    • Kimberly

      Oh Tina, sweet sister in Christ, ray of sunshine, you truly have been missed!! Praising Jesus to hear your voice through your written words today! Grace and peace to you today, dear woman!

    • Mamajonk

      So happy to see you here this morning! You’ve been missed!
      Blessings from So. California.

    • JB

      I’ve missed you too, Tina. Tried not to worry about you because He holds you in His hand.
      So glad to read your heart today.

    • PamC

      Thank you Tina. So grateful to see your post.

    • Tina

      What a welcome Sisters… I have been reading along.. just not commented as life has moved a notch upward and in a fast moving way…
      God’s word and this wonderful site are my life line… YOU dear sisters are my life line…
      I love you all .truly I do… thank you for your love and prayers…always…xxxx

    • Tricia Cavanaugh

      Welcome back Tina! You are a blessing to many of us! Peace to you, friend. From Pennsylvania, USA.

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