Seven Minutes with God

If you would like to grow in your friendship with God, how about  beginning each day reading a bit of his word (the Bible) and praying to him? As an aid, please pick up the leaflet at the welcome desk entitled ‘How to have a daily prayer time: 7 minutes with God’. Or get in touch with our church office and we can send it to you. 

During November to December each day we will be reading through the book of Psalms in the Old Testament. These are songs (many of them written by King David, often called ‘God’s Son’) which God’s people, Israel, sang together when they met to worship God in the temple. They speak of all sorts of situations, but often of opposition to the King, and personal failure or suffering. After God’s people came back into their own land, from being exiled in Babylon for 70 years, the Psalms were arranged in the way we now have them, in 5 Books. They gave God’s dejected people hope as they looked forward to a new King coming: not David, but a greater one, Jesus!

As you read the Psalms think about these 3 Big Questions:
1. What does this tell me about God? Why do I need to hear this?
2. What does tell me about myself, or about others I know? How should what I find here change the way I think or act today?
3. How does this Psalm anticipate God’s great coming King - Jesus?

November
Wed 31st Oct - Psalm 120 - Hostility
Thu 1st Nov - Psalm 121 - Security
Fri 2nd Nov - Psalm 122 - Family

Mon 5th Nov -  Psalm 123 - God above
Tue 6th Nov -  Psalm 124 - God alongside
Wed 7th Nov - Psalm 125 - God about
Thu 8th Nov -  Psalm 126 - Joy and tears
Fri 9th Nov -  Psalm 127 - Work and rest

Mon 12th Nov -  Psalm 128 - Happy and blessed
Tue 13th Nov -  Psalm 129 - Slavery
Wed 14th Nov -  Psalm 130 - Sin
Thu 15th Nov -  Psalm 131 - Pride
Fri 16th Nov -  Psalm 132 - Destiny

Mon 19th Nov -  Psalm 133 - Unity
Tue 20th Nov -  Psalm 134 - Blessing
Wed 21st Nov -  Psalm 135:1-12 - A great God
Thu 22nd Nov -  Psalm 135:13–21 - An enduring God
Fri 23rd Nov -  Psalm 136:1-9 - Enduring love in creation

Mon 26th Nov -  Psalm 136:10-16 - Enduring love in salvation
Tue 27th Nov -  Psalm 136:17-26 - Enduring love in liberation
Wed 28th Nov -  Psalm 137 - Remembering and forgetting
Thu 29th Nov -  Psalm 138 - High and lowly
Fri 30th Nov -  Psalm 139:1-6 - God knows me

December
Mon 3rd Dec - Psalm 139:7-12 - God surrounds me
Tue 4th Dec -  Psalm 139:13-18 - God’s made me
Wed 5th Dec -  Psalm 139:19-24 - God test me
Thu 6th Dec -  Psalm 140:1-8 - Deliverance
Fri 7th Dec -  Psalm 140:9-13 - Disaster

Mon 10th Dec -   Psalm 141 - Words, words, words 
Tue 11th Dec -  Psalm 142 - In need
Wed 12th Dec -  Psalm 143:1-6 - A cry for mercy
Thu 13th Dec -  Psalm 143:7-12 - Your unfailing love
Fri 14th Dec -  Psalm 144:1-8 - My loving God

Mon 17th Dec -  Psalm 144:9-15 - A God for the people
Tue 18th Dec -  Psalm 145:1-9 - Telling the kids
Wed 19th Dec -  Psalm 145:10-21 - Looking to God
Thu 20th Dec -  Psalm 146 - Who can save?
Fri 21st Dec -  Psalm 147:1-11 - Who calls the stars?

Mon 24th Dec -  Psalm 147:12-20 - Who can withstand his icy blast?
Tue 25th Dec -  Psalm 148:1-6 - all creation praising God
Wed 26th Dec -  Psalm 148:7-14 - unity in praising God
Thu 27th Dec -  Psalm 149 - God’s people praising God
Fri 28th Dec -  Psalm 150 - Everything that has breath