A Prayer for Praising God’s Goodness

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Psalm 145:1-21

Prayer is a startling invitation—one that, after thirty-five 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 even before the days of Jesus. God’s people have been praying these writings, and using them to shape their own prayers, ever since. 

In this reading plan, we’ve selected fifteen psalms for you to use when you pray. They cover a range of topics and circumstances, from praising God, to calling on Him for personal cares and concerns, to lifting up the needs of this world. These psalms are worded both as prayers offered directly to God and as prompts to inspire prayer. 

Three and a half decades after my first prayer, I’m still learning how to talk to God. I’m a person accustomed to communicating with other people, after all, but prayer is wholly other. There is no hiding, no putting on airs, no manipulation. All attempts at deceit are futile. God created us with the capacity to feel the very emotions we try to conceal. He knows our needs before we ask (Matthew 6:8), and our every circumstance exists in the context of His kingdom. There is nothing—not even our hearts—over which He does not rule.

May God use your time in these psalms to reveal more of His character and love to you. May He draw you into a daily and ongoing conversation with Him, and may His Word teach you to use your own words to express your heart to Him in prayer.

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  1. Katherine Herrington says:

    A good reminder of God’s faithfulness and how we can be open and honest with Him in prayer as He is the one holding us up!

  2. Kelly Moniz says:

    Amen! Thank you ❤️ Jesus!

  3. Mary Boeckler says:

    God is good, even on the bad days!

  4. Amanda Durden says:

    Father God, thank you for what you’ve shown me through this passage today. To the author of the devotional thank you for your words!

  5. Samantha Rainwater says:

    Looking forward to growing in my faith.

  6. Ernestine Martin says:

    Our God is an Awesome God. Being in His word surrounds us with unconditional love!

  7. Ashanti Norton says:

    Amazing read. A lot unpacked

  8. Jennifer Fees says:

    I am so thankful for this study. I was blown by how much there was to unpack. There is so much to praise God for!

  9. Fabiana Passoni says:

    Thank you ABBA father Lord and the Holy Spirit for loving me! Please continue to work with me so I can keep getting closer to you. I love you ❤️

  10. Brittany Nelson says:

    Thank you Lord for never losing sight of me although I may have stepped away from you. You are my Shepard and I am your sheep.

  11. Antonia DiPietro says:

    Wow thank you lord truly! I needed this to really connect again

  12. Lily Maikkula says:

    Thank you Lord for giving us such a foundation as your Word that we may use it to follow and build community with you.

  13. Adrianna Lee says:

    What a mighty god we serve.

  14. Mallie McCleland says:

    Looking forward to getting close to God again ❤️

  15. Emily Reed says:

    Excited to kick off this new year with 21 days of prayer.

  16. carrie roehm says:

    I am so eager to grow my relationship with you father, please instill in me the strength and awareness to read your word and to put on my heart your desires – amen

  17. Jasmine Lanier says:

    N I want to build a connection to God and ensure our relationship is in good standing.

  18. Darley Darroux says:

    I’m trying to build a stronger relationship with God and I pray that through this plan my prayer life grows beyond my human expectation.

  19. Erin Thompson says:

    Thank you God for your steadfast love and for the ways that you know my heart. I pray that I would turn to you in prayer more and learn to not conceal my emotions or intentions ❤️

  20. Jenny Hovland says:

    I look forward to growing in prayer & learn how to go to a deeper level with my own words in prayer to the Lord, our God.

  21. Brianne Bowers says:

    ❤️

  22. Mary Etheridge says:

    Look forward to this plan and growing in prayer

  23. Lena Negrete says:

    Thank you God for the gift of prayer and for loving me unconditionally. ❤️

  24. Lena Negrete says:

    God is close to the broken hearted❤️

  25. Kelly Shimp says:

    Thank you God you hear me when I pray. I pray I continue to come to you with confidence, praise and thanksgiving. May I continue to trust you and run to you first in my time of trouble, need, and praise. Amen ❤️

  26. Sarah Marshall says:

    I often feel like i my prayers are repetitive so I am looking forward to finding new ways to pray!!

  27. Yazmine Moreno says:

    amen

  28. Jessica Flakes says:

    Amen ❤️

  29. Paschal Drummond says:

    ❤️

  30. Mia Dominguez says:

    Amen❤️

  31. Hanna Arthur says:

    ❤️amen!

  32. Dawn Muhlbauer says:

    Amen!

  33. Lily Hunter says:

    ❤️

  34. Natalie Hall says:

    Amen!

  35. Cindy Matute says:

    ♥️

  36. Mary HoldenerMagness says:

    This prayer describes God’s goodness to all. Then the prayer adds blessings for those who bow down, call on him, and fear him. Lastly there is a promise for those who love him. What a beautiful prayer ❤️

  37. Keisha Mcdowell says:

    Amen!

  38. Keisha Mcdowell says:

    Amen

  39. sylvannah rowe says:

    Thank you, father for your many blessings! Thank you for saving my soul although I am weak and a sinner! Father in heaven bless us all to your understanding while we study this lesson plan! ❤️ in Jesus’ name I pray Amen.

  40. Sandie Elliott says:

    Amen and Amen

  41. Katie Horton says:

    ❤️

  42. natasha vandenberg says:

    Looking forward to this

  43. Christy Andrade says:

    ❤️

  44. Kim K says:

    Absolutely mind-blowing that we are all invited, weak and flawed as we are, to Call out “Father” to the Creator of All. That He knows what we need before we ask. That He longs for us to ask Him what we need. Prayer is truly a miracle and offers the ultimate mercy and Grace in that we get to call out and talk of our hearts, nothing hidden, to our Creator, our Heavenly Father. Psalms has always been my place of solace and strength so I am loving this plan!

  45. Marissa Jaeger says:

    ❤️❤️

  46. Bri Comfort says:

    Excited to learn more about prayer so my “I’ll pray for you’s” can be more authentic and intentional!

  47. Aimee Holcombe says:

    Amen

  48. Hannah Wijetunge says:

    Lord God, may you open our hearts to see your goodness more clearly and bring us to a place of reverent praise. Amen

  49. Seetan Eweje says:

    Amen

  50. Haleigh Belyew says:

    So excited for this series! I need to better understand how to talk to God..

  51. Brooklyn Roberts says:

    Amen

  52. Reagan Clem says:

    ❤️

  53. Carolynn Dishong says:

    Amen ❤️

  54. Carolynn Dishong says:

    ❤️

  55. Camille Hurt says:

    Amen

  56. Menechia Christoffels says:

    Amen ♥️

  57. Cc Fill in says:

    Amen

  58. Alejandra Renteria says:

    Amén.

  59. Lucy Almanzar says:

    Amén. ❤️

  60. Karen Ifeyinwa Kalu says:

    Amen

  61. Rebekah Martin says:

    Been struggling to pray and just with prayer in general! Love the start of this and so excited to jump into His word and gain a passion for prayer!

  62. faith thompkins says:

    ❤️

  63. Alejandra Renteria says:

    Your invitation My Lord leaves me in need to embrace more, much more of our time together.

  64. hannah combee says:

    Amen

  65. kaylee smith says:

    ❤️

  66. Keri Bruce says:

    I’m excited to be starting this series!

  67. Emily Farmer says:

    The faithfulness of the Lord to draw us back into conversation with Him, even when we have resisted it, is astounding and beautiful. As verse 13 says, “He is faithful in all His words and kind in all His works.” I’m so grateful that His kindness leads me to repentance and He continually pulls me into communion. His grace is so deep.

  68. Esther Agboola says:

    Amen❤️

  69. Stacy J says:

    Ready to be drawn back in to daily and ongoing conversation with my Heavenly Father. God is so good to me!

  70. Nina Shelton says:

    Amen!

  71. Anna Bindon says:

    ❤️

  72. Ximena Morales says:

    ❤️

  73. Tiffany Moreland says:

    ❤️

  74. aleya decoursey says:

    loved this

  75. Madi Kraft says:

    Love this ❤️

  76. Lauren Pennington says:

    ❤️

  77. Hope Brooks says:

    ❤️

  78. Lana Walden says:

    Thanks you for pointing out that our prayer is just like caring on a conservation with our Earthly father even though we are talking to our Heavenly Father and thanking Him for all He has given us.

  79. Tessa Boggess says:

    ❤️

  80. Natallye Meza says:

    Every time I Pray I try to keep it short and simple and somtimes it feels very repetitive. After reading this psalm I now feel better to know that I can talk to the Lord about anything and everything, I know God knows my every thought and feeling but knowing that I can talk to home about what’s really going inside my head and my heart and now concealing them with a quick prayer. I hope this Reading helps you all with your prayers.

  81. Nicole Pounds says:

    ❤️

  82. Sky Herndon says:

    ❤️

  83. Kimberly Thompson says:

    Thankful to have find this app and glad i picked this as my first read. I struggle with making time to pray, and read the word and study it, I’m ready to dive in and this time don’t allow life and it’s hiccups to stop me!

  84. Manika Telfort says:

    I needed to hear this because I too struggle with studying my bible and prayer. This definitely helps me understand that prayer is important and it doesn’t have to be an hour but I can definitely set aside 10, 15 , 20 minutes to God. ❤️

  85. Misty Wooten says:

    I’m excited to start thinking of prayer as an invitation from God. I will go to God in prayer when life is challenging although reluctantly. I cannot say that I frequent prayer time when life is good or normal. I think reliance on another is an area I have struggled with most of my life but I have seen God answer prayers. I look forward to spending more time with my Father.

  86. Ashia fuentes says:

    ❤️

  87. Char Hight says:

    I also felt my prayer life was ok but questioned the quality of my prayers. I always thought that if I didn’t have the “write words” I wasn’t praying right. It makes me feel good know that I can study the Psalms to learn more about how to pray and words to use.

  88. Chipo Samantha Chironga says:

    Amen

  89. Brandy Castleberry says:

    Thank You for your honesty. I too have had the same problem. I needed this encouragement

  90. Bevvie Byrom says:

    I need prayer to focus more on Jesus and less on the things of this world. Thanks

  91. Crystal Sedano says:

    I feel the same

  92. Kaleigh Kinnamon says:

    I also struggle with laziness in the word, I hope you feel encouraged knowing you are not alone.

  93. Kaleigh Kinnamon says:

    Sometimes I struggle to pray, or feel like I may be saying the same thing over and over again

    – I want to feel God’s presence
    -l want to become more comfortable when praying

    1. Kristie Pryor says:

      Yes, exactly how I feel as well very often to the point of discouragement or abandonment to my prayer life

  94. Justyce Hawkins says:

    I haven’t been in my word at all because I have put other things ahead of my study and prayers . However . I have prayed that the lord guides me to his word again and pushes away all laziness that may come about when I open the Bible. This is my start and I will keep going and I hope I can encourage someone else to keep going as well ! God loves us and I hope you guys enjoy your day !

  95. Michele Miles says:

    Remember your talking to a friend! So open your heart and share victories, disappointments, daily wins, etc.I start with saying what I’m thankful for then the rest just flows out of my mouth.

  96. Elena Hammond says:

    Praying for you

  97. Thabiso Madanhi says:

    I am lifted

  98. chiquieta Russell says:

    Amen

  99. Lindsay Worsley says:

    ❤️

  100. Evangeline Vickers says:

    Praying for you family this morning ♥️

  101. Labhembe singwane says:

    Amen

  102. Emmi Anders says:

    This is such an encouraging message!

  103. Annie Simms says:

    I’m in a season of motherhood and life that feels like I just can’t find time. I’m not very invested or active in my prayer life or my study time. I’m working to change my mindset to use the little moments to shift my focus to the Lord. I’m feeding my sweet baby while he falls asleep and reading this study to take advantage of this moment. Thank you, Lord for resources that make it more feasible.

  104. Paida Bvumbe says:

    Always wanting to learn more about prayer

  105. shataveia clarke says:

    Sometimes I do struggle with what say when I’m praying. And 1 do want to study more so that whatever I say matches the energy God wants from me!

  106. Miranda Phagan says:

    Beautiful!

  107. Elisa Vargas says:

    I’ve been in a storm and I haven’t sought God’s face. I’ve been having a hard time praying

  108. emily santos says:

    I have been working on spending more time with God, both listening and talking. I am super excited to get closer to Him.

  109. Letitia Scott says:

    Beautifully worded study.

  110. Jordyn Alexandria says:

    Amen

  111. skylar simon says:

    Thank you this was amazing

  112. Daria Monroe says:

    Thank you for this encouraging Bible study!

  113. Amanda Robertson says:

    Prayer has always been difficult for me. I don’t always put into words exactly what is on my heart and mind. I thank God because he knows exactly what I mean even when I don’t. I’m looking forward to this. I think it will help me out a lot.

  114. Babra Atieno says:

    I have been having difficulty in praying and at times I even don’t but I thank you all for this and already excited

  115. Lindsay LiVigni says:

    This!! This is what resonated most and where I felt convicted as well! If the Lord can be slow to anger and full of love and mercy with us, how much more should we emulate these same actions with our own children who He has entrusted us to raise? ♥️

  116. Annie Eadie says:

    Amanda Bible and Raechel, SRT has literally changed the trajectory of my life. I am so very grateful to you both.

  117. Kellie Beaty says:

    Amen

  118. Linda Fenwick says:

    I’m just getting started on this reading plan and I pray especially that it will help me learn how to talk to God in a way that shows praise and the proper language to show my… I don’t know the words I need to portray the feelings I have for Him. I am so overwhelmed.

  119. Hannah Lawson says:

    I’m excited to be starting this reading. I want to know and learn everything I can about God and his word. Although I’m new to all of this I am keeping Faith!

  120. Jennifer Prieto says:

    Amen

  121. Erin Smith says:

    I need to do more of this. Thank youuuuuuuu

  122. Machelle McLane says:

    Just started but I love it already

  123. rina senjobi says:

    Looking forward to learning more of Psalms!

  124. Emily Pittman says:

    Excited to love through this!!

  125. Teri Specht says:

    Good morning loves the message

  126. Alex Brosco says:

    Looking forward to learning more about prayer and seeking God more.

  127. Hannah Wilson says:

    Amen

  128. Oddeth Ortega says:

    Good morning sisters , excited to endeavor in this new journey with you all

  129. susana gutierrezgarcia says:

    Amen

  130. Megan Vaughn says:

    Amen

  131. khamirah andfield says:

    Amen

  132. Jenna Wall says:

    Looking forward to diving in a growing in my prayer life. What a blessing to serve a God who is always molding us and helping us grow in Him.

  133. Mykala Woods says:

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

  134. Kimmee Auxier says:

    Amen

  135. Amanda Braswell says:

    Amen

  136. Angela Pierce says:

    Amen.

  137. Brooke Kelly says:

    God knows our every need before we ask.

  138. Carys Norten says:

    ❤️❤️

  139. Ashley Adams says:

    Loving this study so far! God is good! Psalms is one of my favorites!!!

  140. Kayla Juback says:

    Amen

  141. Mrs. Aisha Hall says:

    Amen!

  142. Shuana Michele-Hackworth says:

    Amen

  143. Deborah Oyeleke says:

    Amen in Jesus’ name

  144. Omoefe Omo says:

    Praise be to God almighty

  145. Charmaine Lewis says:

    I’m looking forward to this plan. ❤️

  146. Anne S says:

    I had taken a break for awhile from these readings. I’m glad to be back and thankful for this study. I think it will be really helpful and also can serve as a resource in the future if I want a Psalm on a certain topic.

  147. Yoli Cha says:

    I must say I do not know how to pray and I want to be able to use the word of God when I talk to God. This and other studies are going to be a great deal of help for me and those in my life.

  148. Caroline Blackwell says:

    He knows our needs before we ask (Matthew 6:8). Such a great way to summarize this reading!

  149. Brynne Huizinga says:

    ❤️

  150. Yordana Hall Sholds says:

    I started today, fallowing God plan. I from Costa Rica, i was getting my boys of 15, and 13 ready to leave to the gym is 4:45am and as they left after reading their devotional to them and praying I took my phone and I look at the phone the app was there and opened, I started to read and I believe God timing is the right timing. And he loves us so much that he shows us how much by something like this. So today is my first day of many.

  151. Terri Baldwin says:

    Love reading Psalms they are full of emotions.
    We should always express our issues/feelings with God and bring our dark times to the light, Our God !
    “He does all things for good!”

  152. Kelly Lowe says:

    I always have trouble with prayers and how to pray. Hopefully this will help

  153. Lee Patterson says:

    Same, went on Instagram in hopes someone posted their answers…

  154. Elizabeth Litwiller says:

    This message was timely for me as well. I have not been very faithful to daily spend time in the word and in prayer. I’m going to pray now that God will give me his to power to make that change, and for his power to work in all of us.

  155. Maria Baer says:

    I love reading to everyone’s comments. I think this is the first study this year that I have fallen behind because I’m getting used to a new routine. But I’ve tried not to stress about it. Instead focusing in prayer. Not sure if anyone else, my favorite prayer time is when I’m commuting to work. There’s really no distractions (I live in the country and it’s a direct shot to work), and I love that it’s just God and me. Now sometimes I find myself praying or talking to God as I walk the back shortcut hallways of the hospital I work at. Always feel inspired to pray there. Looking forward to the next 20 something daysb

  156. Frankie Tygart says:

    ❤️

  157. Latavia Freeman says:

    Amen

  158. Teresa Donley says:

    Thank you, Churchmouse, for your thoughts on prayer. I appreciate your description.

  159. Foster Mama says:

    @ CHURCHMOUSE …I don’t do “slow” well but always need to hear Him…thank you for that reminder do well put.

  160. melanie eldred says:

    I’m in the same boat!

  161. Churchmouse says:

    In this world of overly social media, it’s easy to focus on speaking rather than listening. Have to make my point of view loud and proud.

    Prayer is the opposite. First I need to understand Who it is that I’m speaking to. And Who has all wisdom and authority. It isn’t me. Approaching in humility and respect set the stage for me to speak and then listen. Really listen. And that takes time. Not dumping all my issues at His feet and rushing off to get my to-do list done. Rather it’s giving Him the gift of my time, fully present in His presence. And it’s a gift that more than blesses me in return. So I slow down, get comfy, take a deep breath and say “Hello.”

  162. Jordan Carter says:

    This was a timely devotion. I am getting back into my routine with school starting and pouring myself into the word each morning. Prayer doesn’t haven’t to be anything grand. Just spending time with God and giving him my worries.

  163. Kristen says:

    Psalm 145:3

    [3] Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised,
    and his greatness is unsearchable.

    My study Bible says thIs for the word unsearchable: God’s power and might are so great that finite human minds are unable to comprehend them fully. This verse teaches the doctrine of the incomprehensibility of God. People can have a true understanding of God, but never a complete or exhaustive one.

    My former pastor said that he would not want to serve a God that he could fully understand! His ways and thoughts are higher than ours!

    Yet, if we keep reading we see verses about His grace and mercy to us! This reminds me of the song by Casting Crowns called : Who am I?

    Thank You, God for Your mercy and grace. The Lord is great and greatly to be praised!

  164. Autumn Hutchison says:

    Prayer is what helps me when I feel like no one else there or will listen to me. God is always there and will always listen whether it’s for praise or sorrow.

  165. Luanis Beltre says:

    21:…”let every living thing bless His holy name forever and ever.”

  166. Kati O’Brien says:

    Amen @churchmouse! Welcome back you have been missed.

  167. Wesley Dedman says:

    Hi all! I’m newer to the SRT community. I’ve done a few of the Christmas time study books before, but last month decided to become a monthly subscriber. Romans was my first subscription book and I didn’t do so well keeping up. However, I’m really excited for this Psalms study and I’m dedicated to making this a more consistent part of my daily routine. I’m looking forward to improving my prayer practice through this study as well.

  168. Olga Goldthorp says:

    This is my first study, and I’m so excited! I recently started using the bible as prayers. I’m not good at making up my own and this has really changed the way I pray. I love it!

  169. Heather Hickey says:

    I need this devotion more than most, sometimes so realize I lack prayer in my daily life because I “get to busy”. I have started lately, praying before I even put my feet on the ground from bed and I pray before bed always. I tend to talk to God all day sometimes. I often wonder if my prayers are appropriately said. I have prayed a lot for my sister who was diagnosed with Glioblastoma last August and now a year later has new tumors growing and she has to choose surgery, or clinical trials. she is 41 and has so much FAITH. I have learned so much from her in the past year. My relationship with God is stronger now because of her current walk with God.

  170. Daniela Pallares says:

    My First devotional with this app and I love it. For a long time I’ve been asking God to help me how to praise him to praise him the way he wanted to be praised. “Do not worry but ask”

    Thank you ❤️

  171. Danny Kay says:

    “When your prayer life goes to sleep, your past life wakes up.” May we all realize how important daily prayer is in our daily walk.

  172. Nicole Windhagen says:

    Wasn’t going to start this devotion, but I am so glad I did! I needed this more than I could ever imagine. Looking forward to continuing on.

  173. Roxane Richardson says:

    @Amanda Bible Williams this devotional was such a blessing. “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and incomprehensible things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3

  174. Brooke P says:

    I’ve started to address God as my Heavenly Father at the beginning of my prayers and I have felt a big shift in my view of Him and my prayer life has softened. I’m so thankful to Him for his goodness and nearness. He’s being so faithful in growing me into being a mother when I felt so inadequate when my son was first born and for many months to follow, he’s turning one this week and God has been so faithful in growing and refining and rewiring who I am, I could cry that he truly has been hearing my desperate prayers, I am so thankful and excited to begin this study!! Praise God

  175. Patty Allen says:

    It is beautiful how this study of prayer coincides with many of us sending our children off into the world of career and college.

  176. Brandy Tausch says:

    Hello everyone! I’m so excited to dive into this study! I’m still learning how to walk in my new life. And for some reason I struggle with prayer the most. I know it’s just sin trying to convince me I’m not doing it right to get me to stop…but I am a sinner and often give into it and find myself giving in to distractions or just spacing off. But I was able to read today’s Psalm, do the worksheet, and actually write out a prayer! All in one sitting! I just opened and poured my heart out! Thank you SRT and ladies! Bless you all!

  177. Rebecca Spearman says:

    Excited to dive into this series. I love to pray. Sometimes selfishly, sometimes unselfishly, sometimes I don’t ask because He already knows my heart – but sometimes I fear if I ask, I will be disappointed. Sometimes I want to keep Him in a box and sometimes I want to put Him out as the biggest thing in the room, which He is.

    I’ve had “I will Exalt You”, by Hillsong on repeat for the last 2 days. Psalm 145 really goes along with it. Almost like He was already preparing me for this day. “My hiding place, my safe refuge, my treasure Lord you are. My friend and King, anointed one, most Holy”.

  178. Jennifer Filpo says:

    Amen ❤️

  179. Lacey Bankhead says:

    I had the incredible experience of listening to my best friend read psalm 145 to her grandmother as she quietly drifted into Jesus’ arms. It is not that God revolves around us but that all things revolve around Him. His very creation cries out. An honor to study these words again.

  180. AG says:

    I am excited for this study. I slacked off during Romans and I am determined to stay focused and on track with this study. I am praying for the requests made. I’m also asking for prayers. 1. My friends grandma had a stroke and is recovering, please pray that God be with her and her family at this time
    2. My county is starting back this week and next with workdays and then kids that following week. Please pray that I can lead these children to God through what I do at school.

  181. Suz Bathurst says:

    So many great words that describe God in this Psalm. He sure is awesome. ❤️

  182. Cindy Hanna says:

    @ Amanda Bible Williams. From the devotional: “Whenever you pray, say, Father… Did anyone else’s heart just melt into a puddle at those words? I haven’t addressed God as Father in such a very long time. After reading that simple sentence I felt like his arms stretched out wide to welcome me near once again.

  183. Pam Williams says:

    Suggested reading: Timothy Keller’s The Songs of Jesus, Year of daily devotions in the Psalms. I’ve been going through it for about six years. I always read the Psalm out loud, and often personalize it. (I usually read all the Scripture orally. Keeps the distractions away and I can often sense the heart of God as I read, even in reading difficult judgement passages, like Lamentations.) When we pray Scripture, we can know we are praying the will of God Praying for all the requests here.

  184. Donna Pettay says:

    Amen and amen.

  185. Teresa Donley says:

    I’m amazed at the number of comments and the number of us who feel our prayer life is inadequate. I’m certainly a member of that club. I’m really looking forward to this study and already feel uplifted today by the study and all the comments from my SRT sisters. I prayed for each request as I came to it. Praying for
    ALEIDA and Victor
    NORA LOWREY – for Dawson
    GAYLE R – for open communication with your husband
    BARI GOLD – welcome!
    COLLEEN DEVEAU – for God’s presence in your life
    KATIE BARNESTWUEST – for closer relationship with God and for a good school year
    KELLIE – for relief and healing from depression and anxiety
    MARI V – for your new job
    SHARON JONES – for good MRI results for your daughter and for Christian friends as she starts college
    EMILY SHEAFFER – for Gods guidance in job situation
    RHONDA – to feel better and be able to attend groups

  186. Mercy says:

    Happy Monday she’s
    Psalm 145 is my personal favorite that I printed out and had part of it framed. Just yesterday, literally at my church, it was said “prayers in the Bible are approved prayers”- prayers that God has heard, has answered, and when we pray those same prayers, we too WILL BE ANSWERED as they were. Amazing revelation for me. The verbs I noticed today in patterns: MEDITATE, SPEAK, DECLARE, COMMEND. I love praising God. I praise with my tears. It may sound strange but I sob when I praise Him and I can’t help it. Prayers were hard for me at first, and I agree with AMANDA that it is a practice that we must cultivate into daily habit. In my early days, I was blessed with the books from Stormie Omartian on how to pray over my children and husband, and I prayed along her wording. Still holding on to these precious books and but customize to my own needs. I thank God for the teachers of prayers, from the Psalmist, to Stormie and so many of God’s people who have taught me how to pray.

    Prayers for our she’s
    @LYNN FROM AL: praying over Jack and the surgery, and your friend Gaynell’s cancer surgery.
    @MICHELLE PATIRE, SEARCHING, RHONDA, CEE GEE: thank you❤️. MICHELLE, praying for your music career and opportunities, and car safety as you drive (maybe another reliable mechanic can help?).
    @HEIDI: thinking of dear Kin and praying for her new week at school to be joyful and her nerves at ease.
    @RHONDA: recovery from your sickness (so sorry), and no nervousness when praying out loud.
    @MARTH HIX: sending love to you on these special occasions, may God direct you in your decision to move to Waco and fill you with new memories, new people. I love that area and is on my bucket list to visit, and the Magnolia shop/silos.
    @EMILY SHEAFFER: wisdom for the unethical job situation. Praying that anything dishonest will be exposed and removed from the environment by God’s Hand, may He intervene and guide. Proverbs 11:1, NKJV: Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is His delight.
    @ALEIDA: for Victor’s sobriety, sound mind and actions, cooperation about the car.
    @MIKAYLA VANSELOW: glad you’re here. Just keep going and opening your Bible daily, regardless of your hurt and brokenness. Prayers for your healing and God’s touch.
    @AZ WALKER: for your daughter’s paramedic job, certificates, safety and future spouse.
    @HL: more rest for you, balance for job and side hustle/hobby.
    @SHARON JONES: for your daughter’s MRI tomorrow and God’s healing on the tumor.
    @BARI GOLD, HANNAH PIERSON and other new she’s: warm welcome, may God bless your first study and your heart/mind to be filled with His love and fresh revelations.
    Welcome back our beloved CHURCH MOUSE, sweet MOLLY R. You were missed. Hope to see you daily.
    Love the excitement of the first day as always.
    Be blessed dear sisters ❤️.

  187. Teresa Donley says:

    EMILY SHEAFFER – I’m praying that God will lead you in what to do about your new job. Working at something that is unethical makes every morning more difficult to get up and go to work. I know. I had a job where my boss ordered me to lie and ordered me to reneg on a contract I negotiated. God provided the answer. A friend from the company I negotiated with called and said they had an opening that he thought I would be perfect for. I was very happy, and grateful to God when I was able to hand in my resignation. I’ll continue to pray that God provides a clear solution for you.

  188. Rhonda J. says:

    Traci-Thank you! (heart)

    Allison Bentley- I know what you are saying, I used to have that fear when I first really started to lean into God! But God- He can strengthen and grow you in many, many ways! Do not Fear or be anxious…

  189. Rhonda J. says:

    Churchmouse- you’re back, we all have missed you!

  190. Traci Gendron says:

    RHONDA – Praying for you! No fun to be sick.

    I’m so thankful that our Lord is gracious and compassionate. That his compassion rests on ALL. There is nothing I can say in prayer that will turn Him away. I can be completely honest. I can turn it all over to Him and know that He is faithful. That He will guard me in a way no one else can.

    I will speak of His splendor. His answers to my prayers. His compassion, faithfulness, and love.

  191. Traci Gendron says:

    CHURCHMOUSE – So happy to see your comment! Welcome back.
    EMILY – Praying for you job and unethical situation.
    KELLIE – Prayers
    HANNAH PIERSON – Welcome!
    SHARON JERSEY GIRL – thank you for sharing about the night of worship and praise.
    MIKAYA VANSELOW – Welcome Back.
    MOLLY R – Welcome back.
    SHARON JONES – Prayers for your daughter
    LIBBY K- Yes, I too have a wondering mind.
    HEIDI – ***! I wrote down your comment!
    BARI GOLD – Welcome
    LAURA – Retirement. Prayers for navigating. I too have been retired and it is an adjustment.
    COLLEEN DEVEAU – Heart emoji
    ALEIDA – Prayers for you as well as Victor.

  192. Jessica Powell says:

    Yes.. I listened to the podcast and still feel like I want to sit the book aside. I knew coming into this it was going to be hard because prayer is a weekness of mine.

  193. Jessica Powell says:

    I’m a day ahead and I feel like this is so hard. Has anyone done day 2 and would be willing to share their workbook page. Email:[email protected]
    Thank you!!

  194. Brandy Deruso says:

    Amen

  195. Teresa Donley says:

    MARIE LORD – I’m happy to see that someone else is using the book. I usually get more out of the book, combined with this online group and devotional. As someone who also struggles with the “right” answer, I understand what you’re saying. When filling in these blanks on the worksheet each day, I think it is important to realize that since they are using the same questions for every psalm, there are going to be some questions that just don’t have a specific answer. For the question on how the psalmist describes himself, I put, “As one speaking of the glory of God.” Since this is a psalm of praise, the psalmist doesn’t really give a description of himself. I pray that as we go through this study we will learn more about prayer and draw closer to our God. And I pray that we can use the book as a guide to better understanding rather than something to have to have the right answer every time. Thanks for your comments. I look forward to going through this study with you and all our SRT sisters.

  196. Rosheen McRoberts says:

    “Meditate on His wondrous works.” He has done so much in my life including gifting me with pregnancy this past month. The Creator of animals, human beings, water, earth, and sky loves us so much and is so kind towards us.

  197. Church Mouse says:

    Prayer is where I can be 100% honest because I know the Lord’s great love for me. In other dialogues I am cautious, wondering how I will be received and how my words will be taken. The dialogue with God is refreshingly raw. Psalm 145 reminds me of God’s character and that He welcomes me into His presence every. single. time. I can pour out every emotion and every request and every concern and He listens intently. Not once does He roll His eyes. I am confident that His response is for my good. I am so sure of His intentions towards me that even when I may not like what He says, I can rest in Who He is. Prayer is breathing for me. Essential. Intimate. Life changing.

  198. Allison Bentley says:

    I tend to hold back my prayer’s because what if God really answers them? For example my prayer is “God strengthen me” and then some devastating things happen and I am forced to truly draw closer to God and be strengthened by Him. The fear of not being in control of the way is overwhelming at times. So Lord (and She’s) I ask that you continue to teach me to trust in You alone and follow Your plan so You will receive the glory!!! Amen

  199. Kimberly Z says:

    I am excited for this study as psalms has been such a great way to reconnect with the lord and his goodness he has for us. 16 You open your hand;
    you satisfy the desire of every living thing. – Psalms 145:16. It’s like rewatching your favorite show or book again – every time you find something else to take from it. When my dad was in the hospital a sweet priest came in and read from psalms and I will always cherish that moment.

  200. Kimberly Z says:

    @SHARON JONES – Praying for your daughters MRI results and that you find it to be gone. @MOLLY R – good to see you back. I hope you’ve gotten to take a much needed break from the busy season of selling your parents home.

  201. Marie Lord says:

    For anyone else feeling the same way, listen to the podcast! They address this. God’s Blessings to you all this morning ❤️

  202. Jen B says:

    Praying for your daughter. I know the stress of MRIs as I had a brain tumor. Trust in God as His plan is perfect. I am praying for her to also find Godly Christian friends and a wonderful church.

  203. Kaitlyn says:

    Ive been struggling with prayers here lately. I need all the help I can get.

  204. Carol Hailey says:

    Verses 5&6 “I will speak of your splendor”, “I will declare your greatness”… I sense the psalmist is absolutely overwhelmed with a desire to proclaim God’s splendor and greatness! May my zeal for God’s goodness and blessed assurance be a light for those around me today and all days. ❤️

  205. Rhonda J. says:

    Wow-65 comments this late morning!

    Good Morning She’s! I am late reading this morning, usually SRT is the first thing I do every morning for years, but I woke up sick today and couldn’t focus! Not feeling well at all! Which is NOT good, I have lots to do! lol. Please send up a prayer for me to feel better quickly so I can go to my Pain Group in the morning that I am supposed to lead. Then we have our jail ministry on Wednesday that I missed last week because I forgot my tennis shoes!

    It’s good to be in Psalms again, to focus on our prayer life! Mine has come a long way in the last year and a half. We are in a new church and they focus so much on prayer and praying for each other. I am on the Alter Prayer team which I still am nervous about, for I feel like I am inadequate for sure, and yesterday one of our pastors pulled me in with her to pray for the people that came up! Talk about feeling really nervous, but really we are all called to be able to lift each other up, and where two or more are gathered…He will be there. I also have to lead prayer for the two groups I mentioned, so needless to say, I have been working in this area like never before! Last year I also started trying to be in more in meditation prayer with worship, and quite listening. Our God is so gracious that we can come to him, feeling inadequate, but He hears, loves us, and grows us. It’s so beautiful.

    Glad to see so many new ladies today, and know you will be blessed by SRT and all our beautiful SHE’S! Prayers for the requests!

  206. Caroline Bridges says:

    The study book has extras that are not on here. This time around it’s a worksheet for each weekday and a place to write our own prayers. I have the physical book cause I like to write in it and I can’t do that digitally. There’s a digital version with the same stuff on it.

  207. Mandy Ferrugia says:

    That’s beautiful, Shanna! I love this!

  208. Emily Sheaffer says:

    Asking for prayer regarding a difficult situation in a new job that is unethical. Asking for prayers on how to approach the situation and God’s leading in stepping away or staying to fight for the right cause.

  209. Chloe Cox says:

    Mighty Father, I praise your glorious works and boundless goodness. Like the psalmist, I declare your greatness, deserving of all honor.

    In the tapestry of time, your handiwork is woven with care, from cosmos to creatures. Your splendor shines in sunrises and starlit nights.

    Your righteous judgment prevails, O God, a refuge for the righteous, a beacon against wickedness.

    Grateful for your love and mercy, my heart overflows. Your provision sustains through trials and triumphs.

    Guide me to extend your love, to be a vessel of kindness and grace. Your compassion inspires my words and actions.

    With awe at your steadfast love, I’m humbled by your faithfulness. My life is a testament to your greatness.

    In Jesus’ name, I offer this prayer of gratitude and praise. Amen.

  210. Hopeful InJesus says:

    Amen and Amen to so many of the comments I have read here this morning. I just got back from vacation and my spirit felt ruffled this morning as I got kiddos settled and opened up my work computer. I realized I needed to put all that aside and open up my SRT app and start with the Word and prayer to help my attitude, my outlook for the day, and my response to what the Lord is trying to tell me today. I was so excited to see a new study starting today and especially that it is the Psalms. It feels like the exact right section of the Bibke I need as we close out the last few weeks of summer. Looking forward to strengthening my prayer life and finding new ways to slow down and to be in tune to what the Lord is trying to tell me.

  211. Elaine Morgan says:

    I’m so excited for this study! I love the Psalms! Praying for you this morning sisters!

  212. Linda Gilbow says:

    To L Maddox: We have a relationship with God, so just like our other relationships, we grow in the depth of our communication. Praying Scripture has helped me more than anything in my 51 years of being a Christian.

  213. Kathy Harkness says:

    Great idea!

  214. Kellie says:

    I enjoyed reading Psalm 145. It reminds me who God is and that I should praise His name everyday. I am going through a difficult time in my life right now. I am struggling with anxiety and depression. Reading and praying scripture helps me fight back against the lies my anxiety and depression tells me.

  215. L Maddox says:

    I’m encouraged to know that other women who have followed the Lord for a long time also still feel like prayer is a work in progress! I often find it really difficult to fully tune in my mind and heart to have depth in my prayer life. This is something I desire to grow in. My commitment during this study is to write out my prayers each day and to commit one morning of the week exclusively to time in prayer❤️

    1. Linda Gilbow says:

      The thing that makes this true is that it’s a relationship, and just as we grow in communication with the people in our lives, so we grow with God.

  216. Melissa Gibbs says:

    Thankful for this study at this season of my life. God is so good to provide what we need when we need it!

  217. Hannah Pierson says:

    Good Morning from Texas! So excited for this series. It’s my first SRT study and I love it so far. Using it in the mornings to prepare my heart for homeschooling my kiddos. Time with God beforehand always helps me so much with intentionality and grace!

  218. Sharon, Jersey Girl says:

    Good morning She’s!

    “I will exalt You, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.” Psalm 145:1 …Having just come off of a night of praise and worship with Brandon Lake and Phil Whickham, this Psalm is so fitting! What a beautiful night of praise it was, it was a taste of heaven. At times like that it is easy to praise God – caught up in the moment & with thousands of other believers. It gets a little harder sometimes when we are alone and going through trials and great difficulties. Brandon Lake reminded us that when we are suffering – worship the Lord, that is what will get us through. “Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise.” Why do I worship God, why do I praise Him – because He alone is worthy!

    One thing I was noticing when reading this Psalm – how many times the word “all” is used. He is good to all; he has compassion on all; all will praise the Lord; all generations; all his promises; he upholds all who fall; he lifts all who bow down; all look to you; the Lord is righteous in all his ways; and loving toward all he has made; he is near to all who call on him; he watches over all who love him; all the wicked he will destroy…The greatest of all “alls” is that Jesus died once for ALL! Making all else possible…just some thoughts for today.

    Praying for all your requests as I see them!

  219. Tami C says:

    HEIDI – you may want to check out a podcast called the “stress less podcast” by Bonnie Gray. Todays topic was navigating school anxiety with your child. I also follow “therapy in a nutshell” on YouTube. She has great short videos that I found to be helpful. My daughter who is now 19 struggled w school anxiety really badly from pre-k to 2nd grade. Didn’t want to go. Crying every morning, obsessing over whether we would be her up. It was heart wrenching for me and I’m sorry you are going through this! I am praying for the both of you.

  220. Mari V says:

    Good morning and HAPPY Monday ☀️. Though it’s not my favorite day of the week, I was so happy and rested and woke up ready for today. Looking forward to going to Psalms with all of you. Continued prayers as I navigate in my new position and there’s testing this week. Pray that I catch on to what I need to know to test on the chrome book. I can’t wait to see their sweet little faces today.

  221. Cheryl Blow says:

    I need to learn how to pray effectively and consistently! I feel like I’m lacking even though I have conversations with God throughout my day! Looking forward to this series!

  222. Mikayla Vanselow says:

    I didn’t know how badly I needed it until God called me here. It’s been a hard few months and as much as I knew I needed to lean into my Bible I couldn’t. I would sit with it in front of me so broken and hurt I couldn’t even open it. I have loved SRT and something last night called me back to it and I can only think it was God showing me it’s ok that I’m mad and angry and haven’t been able to find the right words to cry out to him. I still sat looking at my Bible this morning but I know I will soon and this was the push I needed.

  223. AZ Walker says:

    Praying for as many as I can before I dash off to work. I know many of us are especially praying for our adult children. I ordered a small book of prayers by Stormie O’Martian a couple of months called Praying for your Adult Children and recommend! Praying for my 20 year old and that God will keep her safe as she is a paramedic and getting various certificates and helping to save lives. Praying that she will be able to take care of herself financially, stick to her Christian beliefs and find a Godly husband who will cherish her always. Praying for you Martha Hix!

  224. Molly R says:

    I have been away from SRT for most of the summer, and unfortunately away from God as well. It’s so easy to get caught up in life and busyness with the lack of routine and special trips/visits in summer. But me and my household are slowly integrating some routine back into our lives in preparation for the coming season, and it felt so good to crack open a new SRT book and be wooed back into the beauty, goodness, and truth.
    Like others, I have been a believer for a long time, and prayer seems like an elusive habit I just never become consistent in. I am thankful for a time of studying it more, and LOVE the worksheet that gets me plugged in in a tangible way!
    Good to be back among you, She’s. And so good to be back in the Word – thankful for a God who is always waiting with open arms for me to stumble home to. His steadfastness is humbling and I am literally breathing it in this morning!

  225. Sarah Ritchie says:

    Welcome Bari!!!

  226. Erica Chiarelli says:

    Amen, @Sharon Jones, believing with you!

  227. Erica Chiarelli says:

    I so love this. Years ago, I wanted to learn to pray and better and more.

    1. Erica Chiarelli says:

      So I used Scripture to pray, and as I’ve grown I love to use His Word to know How and what to pray. I am grateful already for this study. I also love the Psalms as a worshipper & worship leader. I can’t wait to go through this!

  228. Teresa Streit says:

    No matter how long follow God, I find myself lacking in my prayer. Our God is an awesome God.

  229. Tanya NevittHunt says:

    Prayers for your sweet daughter and your mama heart when you drop her off at school.

    Get her plugged in fast and she’ll be just fine! (Highly recommend not working on Sunday mornings that where I got disconnected)

  230. Tanya NevittHunt says:

    My brain doesn’t shut off! I found sometimes writing my prayers I’m less distracted.

    1. Erica Chiarelli says:

      Yes, same!!!

  231. Tanya NevittHunt says:

    Twin Mama here making more time for the One True God. He is always good and always there.

  232. Mandy Porter says:

    ❤️

  233. Sharon Jones says:

    Prayer request my daughter has another MRI tomorrow to make sure the tumor in her left optic nerve remains dead. I pray it is so!

    Then on Friday we bring her to her dorm which is 4 hours away. I pray that she finds Godly Christian friends. That she finds a bible believing church and I pray that she grows closer to the Lord. She is a believer, but the world does a good job of pulling us down. I pray she walks strong in faith and that she remains true to scripture.
    I also pray that she has fun, makes new friends that become her dearest friendships. I pray for her relationship with her roommate and that it becomes a special friendship.

  234. Michelle Patire says:

    May God hear our cries and save us, as verse 19 says. Thank you @Lynne for continuing to pray for my family and home life. Definitely appreciated. Praying peace and comfort to you and Jack.

  235. Libby K says:

    I love how she pointed out that we’re used to 2 way verbal communication. I think that’s why my mind can tend to wander during prayer. Anyone else struggle with the squirrel moments???? I need to be intentional about when that does occur, purposely redirecting my heart and mind back to the Lord.

  236. Heidi says:

    In praying this passage back to God the theme that kept repeating in my mind was God’s Kindness. It talks about His slowness to anger, His compassion on ALL He has made and, in return, the receiving of gratitude from all He has made. That indicates relationship, initiated by Him. You don’t show kindness, faithfulness, compassion on something you are indifferent to. So just all of that in itself is enough to make me sit in wonder… But He goes on and on about His faithfulness. It is promised to us with no contingency on my return of anything. He is faithful because that is His character and it is unchanging. I do not possess the power to corrupt His faithfulness, no matter how UNfaithful I am. I am so grateful this morning that I am so powerless against Him and His desire to be good, compassionate, and kind to me. I can make choices which lead to natural consequences that He would never have chosen for me to experience. AND- He will be with me in the middle of them, faithfully loving me, guiding me, demonstrating His grace in all He does for me. It really is beyond what I can fully comprehend.

  237. Jeanie Mclellan says:

    Amen

  238. Laura says:

    Ask instead of worry. That is my charge to myself. So many things that I am praying about feel out of my control (and if they aren’t, I am asking God to show me HOW to respond, how to act, what to say…) It is so hard to rest in the fact that God is in control…why? I wish I could rest in that knowledge. This is my first school year in 30 years that I am not gearing up to start. I am grateful to be able to retire and also grateful that God blessed me with a career I loved for MOST of those 30 years haha. Learning to pray through the language of the Psalms is a beautiful way to start this new retired season that I am entering.

  239. Colleen DeVeau says:

    Good day to you, Shes. All of you are in my prayers. I pray that the God of Hope will be with each of you and all of your specific prayer requests. Could you please keep me in your prayers, too? It always feels so funny to ask, but I am grateful that you have been faithful to pray. God indeed hears you. Please pray for strength as most days it feels as if my body is fighting me. Please pray for motivation and perseverance in the times when I would rather give in. Please pray for resilience but also for rest when it is appropriate. Thank you. Be well today, Shes.

  240. Kari Doyle says:

    That’s exactly how I feel. I am trying to do the same thing.

  241. Katie BarnesWuest says:

    Starting a new school year! I teach preschool, my oldest is in the 8th grade and youngest is in Kindergarten. I need to reconnect with God, and allow him to guide me so that my children, and those in my classroom see Jesus in me. I want and crave that relationship I see so many others have.

  242. Sarah Khouzam says:

    love this psalms

  243. June Pimpo says:

    I look forward to soaking in the Psalms with all of you Shes. I am grateful for everyone of you.

  244. Natalie Garrido says:

    So excited to be in this study. We start a 14 days of prayer and fasting in my church today and this reading started at the same time. Cannot wait to grow and strengthen my faith through this reading.

  245. Alexia Pettis says:

    I have been desiring to go back to praying more and learn more about prayer. I had fallen away from my own direct praying and was struggling with that. I’ve been praying in groups when necessary but not alone. And just what I needed God provided. This study is really just what I needed. I look forward to spending this time with God. “Prayer is an invitation” is something I’ve never thought about prayer but it is so true. It is a time to talk to God and I need that time so much.

  246. Jenn Cook says:

    Excited to join this study! I recently listened to an audio book about praying the Bible and it was all about praying the Psalms. Such inspiration! Thank you Jesus for knowing what I need before I even need it! For hearing and answering my prayers.

  247. Theresa says:

    I am really looking forward to this study! I’ve been burdened recently to spend more time in prayer for my children and today this verse jumped out at me “One generation will declare your works to the next and will proclaim your mighty acts.” Couched in all this language of God’s faithfulness, might, and compassion is this command. It was a reminder to me this morning that God will hear my prayers and he desires that the hearts of my children would turn to him even more than I do. What a gracious and compassionate God we serve!

    ALEIDA- praying for Victor and your family.

    HEIDI- praying for Kin

  248. Elizabeth Loerop says:

    Prayer is an invitation I struggle to accept too. May God continue to work on this in me and those of you who struggle as well.

  249. Searching says:

    Good morning, Father, it’s me. Again. Lord, may I always remember to come to you to praise, to thank, to repent, to receive. Raw, honest, real. Lord, help me to come to you just as I need to be. Just as I am.

    CEE GEE – thank you for highlighting v. 5. ❤️
    Verse 8 also got my attention, The Lord is gracious and full of compassion,Slow to anger and great in mercy. NKJV
    May we be as well.

    ALEIDA – praying for Victor to stay the course, for the Lord to provide the solution to the car dilemma.

    HEIDI – for a great week for Kin!

    LYNNE FROM AL – praying for Gaynell’s surgery this week, that it will go smoothly and that the recovery will also. Praying for Jack’s surgery at the end of the month, that you will both be prepared, and for success and speedy recovery. Love you!❤️

    KIMBERLY Z – ❤️

    HL – praying for your job search process

    MICHELLE PATIRE – love the idea of recording your songs! Praying for reliability for your car and complete repair.

    MARTHA HIX – praying for you on these remembrance days ❤️ And for the claim to be processed promptly! Can your agent or main company customer service get/keep them going?
    Sounds like prayer and your history with Waco will help you make a good decision on whether the move is right. Praying with you.

    HEATHER LANDERS – praying.

    For those of us navigating relationships that are easier on some days than others –
    I found a Christian blog (by Sheryl Boldt) that is doing a weekly relationship series. It started 3 weeks ago (can be read in any order), first one: Is Your Marriage Going In The Wrong Direction (July 29th). Not sure how many posts are planned.
    If you’re interested – today can be different dot net

  250. Kristy Gillfillan says:

    Praying today that God will keep me in His Word during this study and that I do not wander off or forget to open my Bible, spend the time, pray, and seek! I pray that for you this morning too! Amen.

  251. Bari Gold says:

    Hi I am Bari I to would love that. This is my first study. Super exciter.

  252. Bari Gold says:

    Just getting my bearings. this is my first study and have been trying to figure out how to get on this group chat and finally found it. Have a Bless day. Looking forward to making some new friends

  253. Bari Gold says:

    Good morning

  254. Aimee D-R says:

    Father draw me closer in prayer to you through this study. In Jesus name, Amen

  255. Tara B says:

    Prayers for each and get one of you!

  256. Kate K says:

    Praying for Aleida and Victor.

  257. Sherry Jordan says:

    ❤️❤️

  258. Jenn Parvin says:

    God good and perfect timing…. I struggle
    To have a solid prayer life, what do say how to ask how to make time and I really want to use this time – as we start back in our school routine – to build a Practice of prayer, what to say, when to say be committed enough to ask daily and have the courage to listen and act on what it hear!

  259. Kelly (NEO) says:

    “The Lord is near all who call out to him,

    all who call out to him with integrity.”

    This integrity we are to come to God with what Amanda described as “no hiding, no putting on airs, no manipulation. All attempts at deceit are futile.”

    ALEIDA – praying for Victor’s situation and peace for your heart.

    MARI V, KRISTINE LOUGHMAN, and SARA D – praying this week of school will be filled with God moments for you.

    HEIDI – praying that Kin will have a better week.

    CAROLYN BARRON – praying Randy’s reaction to the chemo is mild.

    HEATHER LANDERS – continued prayers for your family

  260. Kristine Loughman says:

    “The Lord is near to all who call on him…” What a joy to have a God who wants to listen, longs to draw near, asks us to cast out cares and worry to him. It was so unlike the other gods of the times, who people were constantly trying to appease. How different from the Roman gods of Jesus’s time, that had a transactional relationship with their followers – give enough money and maybe they would listen. How beautiful that our God bends near to us, closing the gap that we would never be able to cross on our own.

  261. Cee Gee says:

    v. 5 I will speak of your splendor and glorious majesty and your wondrous works.

    What a beautiful reminder to fix my thoughts on what is good and true and to share about God’s faithfulness and goodness at every opportunity.

    Praying for each need. Praying for God’s intervention/solution in the problem of Victor’s car.

    LYNNE FROM ALABAMA – Praying for your friend, Gaynell, and for a successful surgery and recovery, for the medical team, and for peace for her heart. I had a friend named Gaynell years ago and lost touch with her. This is prompting me to try again!

  262. MARTHA HIX says:

    I am thankful for this study in Psalms!
    I appreciated each of your prayers and comments and was comforted by them. ❤️
    @Traia Landrum… we have Baylor/Waco in common! My husband went to Baylor Law school and we lived in Waco until 1980. Both of my children graduated from Baylor and my daughter has gone to Antioch to church since 2000. You are correct… it’s wonderful! I live stream it every Sunday. My daughter went through their church planting program after graduation and was part of a church plant in Sheffield, England.
    She is married to someone from Waco and that is their home now with my 3 precious grandkids.
    I’m grateful for our SRT friendships!

  263. sabrina cotham says:

    Covering all your prayer requests ladies!

  264. Kristen says:

    @Amanda Bible Williams: Amen! How amazing to get to know His character and love! Yes! He is love, but we can’t forget that He is Holy!

    When Amanda mentioned Hebrews 4:16, I’m reminded of a message by Dr. Charles Stanley. He was preaching a message called: Where to Turn in Time of Need. Two of the Scriptures he was referencing was Hebrews 2:17-18 and then Hebrews 4:16. “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
    ‭‭First, he told the congregation that they only had access to approach because of the death and sacrifice of Jesus. He reminded them that they are to come. He wants us to. However, we are not to come irreverently. He challenged the congregation to get on their knees and pray that Scripture back to God. He asked them why they should bow. He said, “ simply because of who He is!” He said this can transform your prayer life. We are acknowledging that He is Holy and righteous. (I’m paraphrasing. It’s better to hear from his sermon.) You can find it on YouTube. If you just want to listen to this part start around 37 minutes in. Thought I’d share!

    Aleida-praying for Victor and your family. Praying you are resting right now and sensing God’s Presence and that He would give you peace.

  265. abby williams says:

    Amen

  266. MJ says:

    Praying for your son now

  267. Engedzani Tshitereke says:

    There’s no master in prayer but we all learn how to talk to our father everyday through his word.

  268. Aleida says:

    Hello my dear Shes. As we start a new study by praying through the book of Psalms, I immediately focus on God’s faithfulness and graciousness starting in verse 13 to the end of Psalm 145. I continue to ask for prayer for my son Victor. He just started a new intensive outpatient program and sober living in CA. However he tells us that he needs to come back to Oregon before 8/31 to take care of a car (that’s not running) he left stored at a friends house which now needs to be moved. He has no idea how he’s getting back up here, where to store the car (we told him to sell it at least for parts, he’s not buying that option) and how to get back to CA. We definitely don’t want him leaving his treatment place since he recently started this program which he himself found and checked himself in. Praying for a miracle ladies. That the Lord will guide him and fill him with His wisdom to come up with a plan that wouldn’t include having him leave his treatment in CA. I’m not sure how much more we can take. So please pray for strength and endurance for us as well. Thank you❤️

  269. Dana says:

    I am eager for this study. Father, I long to hear Your heart. Amen.