Four times a year the church produces a series of daily reflections (sent out by email) to encourage Scripture reading, prayer and reflection.
The latest series, taking place in September and October 2019, is entitled Praying the Psalms.
The Psalms are an extraordinary treasure trove of prayers and songs written between 2,500 and 3,000 years ago, that can speak directly into our own experiences today, and have been used as an inspiration for prayer and worship ever since they were written.
Over five weeks, we will have the opportunity to read a psalm a day and to reflect upon them and respond to them in prayer.
For each day of the week, there is a psalm with a different emphases (with some days the emphasis being slight; on other days it being very strong).
- Mondays: psalms of praise
- Tuesdays: psalms of penitence
- Wednesdays: psalms of lament
- Thursdays: psalms of thanksgiving
- Fridays: psalms of trust
- Saturdays: psalms of worship
To find out more about these different types of psalm and for a brief introduction to the psalms as a whole, click here.
Occasionally the psalms use language of anger and vengeance that we can find quite uncomfortable. To think more about how we respond to this language, and how such language fits within the context of worship, click here.
If you would like to receive the daily email with the psalm for the day and some reflection questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can access all five weeks of daily reflections.
We hope you will be inspired and find your prayer life deepened as you join with us in praying the psalms.