For personal devotion + study:
Monday: Praying through scripture…
This week we are going to use scripture as a prompt for praying. In particular psalm 145. So use these verses as a spring board and framework for your daily prayer.
I will exalt you, my God the King;
I will praise your name for ever and ever.
2 Every day I will praise you
and extol your name for ever and ever.
Spend some time praying out loud the various names for God and who He is.
Tuesday: The Greatness of the Lord…
V 3 Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.
Spend some time reflecting upon and praying through why God is worthy of praise.
Wednesday: Commending God to others…
One generation commends your works to another;
they tell of your mighty acts.
5 They speak of the glorious splendorof your majesty—
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
6 They tell of the power of your awesome works—
and I will proclaim your great deeds.
Over the course of this summer period there will be many festivals, camps + summer programs where generations will commend the works of the Lord to another. Pray that the next generation will understand who God is.
Thursday: Celebrating God’s goodness…
They celebrate your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your righteousness. v7
Spend some time celebrating God’s abundant goodness in your life.
Friday: The Lord is gracious…The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and rich in love.
9 The Lord is good to all;
he has compassion on all he has made.
10 All your works praise you, Lord;
your faithful people extol you.
11 They tell of the glory of your kingdom
and speak of your might,
12 so that all people may know of your mighty acts
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures through all generations.
Spend some time praying and considering the many ways that the Lord has been compassionate and gracious towards you.
Saturday: The Lord is trustworthy….
The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises
and faithful in all he does.[c]
14 The Lord upholds all who fall
and lifts up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food at the proper time.
16 You open your hand
and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
Ask the Lord to help you to trust him in every area of your life.