Welcome to our praise and worship guide using the Psalms.
This guide is intended to help you spend a few minutes in worship on a daily basis. The worship activities for each day will take about 10 minutes, and are best done before your normal devotional time. May God richly bless you as you take time to reflect on who He is and what He’s doing in your life!
Read verses 1 and 2. Praise God today because of His mercy. What “depths”are you in today? Tell Him this and pray these verses to Him. What mercy do you need from Him today? Ask Him specifically for this. Tell Him how merciful He has been to you in the past and thank Him. Recall His specific promises about prayer and be assured that He hears and is attentive to your cries for help.
Read verses 3 and 4. Ask the Holy Spirit to search your heart for any sinful way you may be clinging to. Ask Him if your difficulty is meant to reveal unconfessed sin. Confess what He reveals and receive His forgiveness. Renew your commitment to live before Him with an attitude of reverence and awe.
Read verses 5 and 6. Tell the Lord what brings you the most impatience right now. Tell Him what you are waiting on Him for. What promise in His Word gives you the most hope in your circumstance? Quote this promise to the Lord and ask Him for greater strength of faith as you wait for Him to fulfill it.
Read verse 7. Praise God today because He is gracious God. Tell Him how His steadfast love has come to you in the past and thank Him. Tell Him how this gives you hope in your present circumstances. Ask Him again for greater faith to wait for His help, and for a deeper awareness of His love that brings you hope.
Read verse 8. Praise God again today because He is gracious and loving. Tell Him specifically how He saved you and thank Him for His redemption. Tell Him how much joy you have because of your salvation and specifically because of His forgiveness. Ask Him to continue to free you from the power of present sin; tell Him how you long for release from the presence of sin when He returns.